I scaled up some trays for this firing.
We are on the second day of loading the kiln today.
Burning tomorrow. #ceramics #woodfiredpottery #joshcopus
I scaled up some trays for this firing.
#erosion #ceramics #pottery #apotterslife
#woodfiredceramics #woodfiredpottery #ceramics #joshcopus
I taught a woodfiring class at Arrowmont in 2016 and it was awesome. We got airbrushed t-shirts, took an olde tyme photo AND did a super successful woodfiring.
I’m teaching at Arrowmont again this summer and it’s sure to be a blast.
Registration is currently open.
Our class runs June 30th till July 13th…so it falls during July 4th which is a big deal in Gatlinburg (google it!)
My dear friend and talented woodfirer @tomalward will be assisting the class which is a total bonus.
Thanks to @arrowmont_school for having me back.
Check out their website to register.
#arrowmont #craftschool #craftschoolexperience #apotterslife
#ceramics #pottery #woodfiredceramics
Vision versus current reality.
Close your eyes and imagine a gallery.
We used to park the tractor here and by our home show in July it will be our gallery.
Check out flowersandclay.com
And put July 21-22 on your calendars!!!
#landproject #apotterslife #visualization
The wood game is strong right now.
I built a bunch of new pallet ricks for the tractor that are all uniform, standardized and totally solid.
It’s the realization of a long term dream to have a system in place like this for my wood kiln complex.
We still store all the side stoke wood and 2nd and 3rd chamber box length wood under the kiln shed, but all the split cord wood for the main fire boxes can be stored away from the kilns… which is amazing because it makes the kilns feel waaayyy less crowded and messy.
#woodgame #woodfiredpottery #woodfiredceramics #apotterslife #tractorlife
#woodfiredpottery #woodfiredceramics #apotterslife
It was a big weekend with the amazing telehandler machine!!!
We moved 6 very heavy loads of bricks to 3 different sites. The last of the firebricks from last years East Fork Kiln tear down.
Since there is no wood kiln there anymore, I moved all the kiln wood that East Fork had prepared to my land for future firings!!! 3 loads like this in total. It’s a lot of wood.
Thanks to the folks at @eastforkpottery for making this resource available to the community. It’s good to see it go to new homes, and I’m glad that this wood is going to get melted into glaze… as it was always intended for.
Also if folks are interested in what will become of the Old East Fork Pottery, my friend @marjoriedial bought it and is making a residency program. Check out @township10
It’s really the best thing that could have happened in my opinion (other than East Fork staying in Madison County that is!) Look for 3 new wood kilns being built out of these bricks in the future. With @candicehensley @nicklistoceramics @merryfarmpottery
#woodkiln #woodprep #apotterslife
Hey everyone, if your interested in taking a one week, hands on and hands down fantastic workshop with me this coming summer you should email Shane Mickey at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for my workshop at Mars Hill University June 23-29.
It’s really affordable. $500 dollars for tuition and room and board through the university for an additional $290.
It’s a great time to come spend a week in the mountains just outside of Asheville. We will make things together, talk about wild clay, and have a pizza party at my land on the last night.
It’s gonna be a blast.
#potteryworkshop #ceramics #ceramicsclass #joshcopus #wildclay
Check out this lineup!
My friend Shane Mickey has started offering one week workshops at Mars Hill University, which is just outside of Asheville and just down the road from my pottery.
I am teaching the week of June 23-29th. We will cover a whole array of different forming techniques in this hands on workshop. We will also have a pizza party out at our pottery on the last night of the class.
All for the incredibly affordable rate of $500 for tuition.
You can also sign up for room and meals through the University fo $290, which makes these workshops a really great value.
Registration is open now. email email@example.com for more information and to sign yourself up!
With @shanemickeypottery @teadubpottery @chandradebuse @carterpottery
#workshop #potteryclass #potteryworkshop #ceramics