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

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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

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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 dmickey@mhu.edu 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

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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 dmickey@mhu.edu for more information and to sign yourself up!
With @shanemickeypottery @teadubpottery @chandradebuse @carterpottery
#workshop #potteryclass #potteryworkshop #ceramics

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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 dmickey@mhu.edu for more information and to sign yourself up!
With @shanemickeypottery @teadubpottery @chandradebuse @carterpottery
#workshop #potteryclass #potteryworkshop #ceramics

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White slip over dark clay.
We are building a gallery in preparation for our grand opening event at the land July 20-21.
Check out flowersandclay.com for details.
It’s been 12 years in the making.
We just got this load of black bricks from our friends at Taylor Clay for the gallery project.
They should really make the white slip pots pop!!!
#landproject #flowersandclay #pottery #woodfiredceramics

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Just a reminder that this is the last week to register early for my class at Arrowmont, June 30th till July 13th.
If you register by February 1st your 50$ registration fee will be waved.
Go to Arrowmont.org for all the details.
And check out @arrowmont_school
#teachingatarrowmont #arrowmont_school #arrowmont #joshcopus #woodfiredceramics #pottery #wildclay #woodkiln

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I’ll be teaching a woodfiring class at @arrowmont_school this coming summer from June 30th till July 13th.
My dear friend @tomalward is coming to be the assistant and we will be firing the train kiln that @tnealceramics build.
Our class will focus on making work specifically for woodfiring with a strong emphasis on creative loading strategies in the kiln.
All the details and registration information can be easily found on Arrowmont’s website.
If you are unfamiliar with Arrowmont, please check it out. It’s a fantastic school.
And our class will coincide with the 4th of July celebrations in Gatlinburg… which is a guaranteed good time.
#woodfiredceramics #woodfiring #woodfiredpottery #arrowmont #ceramics

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We are back home after our fantastic honeymoon adventure in Tasmania and think a lot about how fortunate we are to have Ben and Peta Richardson in our lives.
I could write a whole novel about how much they have positively contributed to my life and it wouldn’t even due their influence justice.
Thanks to @ridgelinepottery for making this trip so successful and for being so kind to me for all these years. You are both the best. All the love in the world to you.
#thankyou #tasmanianhoneymoon

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