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Tuesday, April 7, 2015


I needed new bricks for the floor of my gas kiln. Getting bricks in SW. Colorado can be a challenge. Then a phone call from a local potter who is " scaling" down....wow!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Crossing the River

I'm trying to eliminate most if not all of the smoke from my  wood kiln. Chuck Hindes suggested a wall built approx. 18" from the flue exit.(picture taken before I cleaned up the mortar). This creates what is called a "wasting " chamber. The new reduction kiln will be started as soon as I replace the kiln shed roof. 25 years of salt firing pretty much did it in! I also need to enclose the shed now..... the road goes on forever.....

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St Patrick's Day

Snow melt a couple of weeks ago.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015


Every time I'd get ready to start I'd get invited to an exhibition. I'd then want to fire ONE MORE time! For "fresh" pots. Not this time.

Monday, March 9, 2015

One Chapter Ends...

I started tearing down my salt kiln on Sunday. I have been salt glazing since 1988. Time to move on.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Covered Jar

This jar was fired in Lorna M's wood/soda/gas kiln. It was the first in a series of cut foot covered jars.