The North Carolina kiln tour continues…even on my “dayoff” I couldn’t resist visiting my friends and neighbors @eastforkpottery . This is an image of @alexmatisse and apprentice @hollomoncook blowing salt into the woodkiln at the end of the 4 day firing with a modified leaf blower. #eastforkpottery #saltfire #saltglaze #woodkiln #kilntour #woodfire #woodkiln #apotterslife #community

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Sketches of Asian pots from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York by Ben Owen Sr. during the 1920’s when he was working with the Busbees to redesign the type of ware that Jugtown was making to appeal to a new market of buyers. This is a really great example of how some of the old pottery making families shifted and evolved what they were making from larger and more agrarian based forms to new shapes and surfaces that allowed them to continue being successful in a changing world. This sketch hangs in the studio of @benowenpottery. I like to see it as a reminder that we must always be doing this. Changing and evolving as makers to meet a ever changing world. Traditions must be living to continue being relevant. #livingtradition #ncpottery #ncfolk #benowen #seagrove #ceramics #community #apotterslife #amakersstory

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