Thursday, June 7, 2012

June firing and setting the record straight

We were happy with the firing.
 A few bumps, but compared to the last firing in the small gas kiln, Ms. B, this one in our big boy kiln was much better.
Mark wasted no niceties on the turns up and just cranked the kiln up at a pretty quick pace and the glazes responded very well.
A look in at the front stack.
a peek into the middle stack.

And the teapots- not glued to the shelf.
Thank goodness we were both getting teapot shy.
They are too much work for the loss we were getting.
I might even go back to making some cruets.

And let me say this.
We did not start the pottery while we lived in the teepee.
It would take a move to Va, and a move to NC, 2 kids, rabbits, dogs, cats, pigs, goats and sheep before we added pottery to the mix.
It has been 30 years since we opened in October of 1982.
Sorry to disappoint.
We did live in a teepee, but it was a life time ago.
It was fun and you would have to stop in and bring wine to get the stories.



Dennis Allen said...

Keep making the tea pots.

Julia said...

I'm always up for your good stories. Be by with a bottle soon. :)


I STILL want to live in a tee pee... with pinch pots.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

such absolutely perfectly beautiful pots!

Kings Creek Pottery said...

The pots look great, whew! You are the first person I "know" who lived in a are my hippee hero ;)

Lori Buff said...

All the pots look fantastic, nice to know the kiln gods still love you.

Anonymous said...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.