Now is the time to sign up for the Mountain PreHEAT and fire the Temple kiln with us. The Temple is a 3 chamber climbing kiln, and one of the 3 kilns that we will be firing at my compound during the pre-conference. We will also be firing 6 other kilns and you can put work in all of them. As of Friday there were only 17 spots left. So if you’ve been thinking about joining us, now is the time to make the move!
Check out WoodfireNC.com for more details and to register.
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We started a flower farm!! It’s awesome.
Check out @carolinaflowers_ it’s definitely worthy of a follow.
There will be lots of pictures of pottery with flowers in it… we promise.
I’ve been working on the gardens out at the land and interested in growing flowers for years…but this year Emily and I have decided to take it to the next level…well mostly Emily. So we rented a 3 acre field in the neighborhood, started a grow room in our basement, bought a tractor, and went for it. We are still growing flowers in the gardens at the pottery but the field will help us meet the demand for cut flowers…(I have a problem cutting them from the land when they bloom. I really just want to enjoy them for myself)
It’s a natural match for the pottery business and a big part of our grand life plan. We are excited, and a little overwhelmed, but mostly just happy to be working towards something we both love.
We made a website. It’s flowersnc.com
I appreciate all the support and interest I receive on the internet for my ceramics and I hope that people will support and remain interested in our new endeavor.
It’s going to be a beautiful life. I’m sure of that much.
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Im curating an exhibition called “Connected by Fire” at the @bluespiral1 gallery here in Asheville in conjunction with @woodfirenc and the WNC PreHeat.
The show highlights the connections, shared experiences and materiality of woodfirers across the globe. It features 19 artists from 5 countries and includes:
Will Baker @williambakerpottery
Akira Satake @akirasatake
Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish of @bandanapottery
Eric Knoche @ericknochestudio
Will Dickert @willdickertceramics
Lindsay Oesterritter @alindsayo
Ben Richardson @ridgelinepottery
Jeff Shapiro
Kazuya Ishida @bizen_kazuya
Shozo Michikawa @shozomichikawa
Judith Duff
Catherine White @artistpotter
David Peters @davidpetersceramics
Sandy Lockwood @slockwood737
Robin DuPont @robindupontceramics
Hyangjong Oh @hyangjongoh
More information coming soon.
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