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.
#woodfirenc #mountainpreheat #wncpreheat #ceramics #kiln #woodkiln #woodfire #apotterslife #joshcopus #woodfiredpottery #woodfiredceramics

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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.
#flowerfarm #flowers #flowergirl #flowerpower #ceramics #apotterslife

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The WNC PreHeat is half sold out. We limited spots for this event to 50 participants to ensure the most hands on and intimate experience for everyone. Half of those spots have already been claimed so now is the time to get your ticket before they are all gone.
Go to WoodfireNC.com for more information and registration.
And sign up for the main conference while your at it.
We’ve been pouring our hearts into this event to make it an incredible experience and we really just want to share it with all of our friends… so sign up and tell your friends.
#woodfirenc #woodfiredpottery #apotterslife #woodfire #woodkiln #woodfiredceramics #wncpreheat #mountainpreheat #firework

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With everything that I have going on these days it’s really hard to find time to work in the studio… which is actually still how I mostly make my living. It was good to get my hands dirty today. We are way behind schedule for this cycle, so it’s going to be fast and furious for the next month.
#apotterslife #studiovibes #handmade #pottery #ceramics #studiolife

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Kiln shed floor.
When I first built the Temple climbing kiln on the summer of 2007 it was a kiln surrounded by dirt that would periodically turn to mud. Our early firings felt like a scene for Monty Pythons Holy Grail… a bunch of filthy peasants toiling in the muck.
Over the past ten years I’ve been transforming the space with bricks and stones. Hardscaping the area around the kiln. Eliminating the dirt.
This weekend I eliminated the last bastion of dirt around the kiln shed. The ramp area on the loading side of the upper chambers was the last holdout and now it’s done.
Thanks to @micahmakespots for lending a hand.
We continue to cross things off the list out here in preparation for @woodfirenc this June.
#landproject #atonework #stonework #chopwoodcarrywater #kiln #apotterslife

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