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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Me and Emily brought home an exciting new member of our family this weekend. We bought a tractor!!! We are still deciding on a name but the tractor has already started helping us get things done.
It’s a sweet little Kubota B2150. It’s got a loader, and we got a box blade and a bush hog in the deal. It’s highly maneuverable around the land, which is key. And it’s got a hydastatic transmission which is definitely easier to drive than the shuttle shift that I grew up on.
It’s not quite as big of a deal as when we bought a house together… but it a very close second. I guess things are getting pretty serious between us.
#tractor! #landproject #chopwoodcarrywater #flowerfarm #woodfiredpottery #woodfiredceramics

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The new electric kiln “room” at the land project is finally rounding into form. Hopefully we will be running wires by next week… it’s not like deadlines are looming in the future or anything.
Now to put the siding on.
#noresttilljune #nosleeptillbrooklyn #woodfiredceramics #ceramics #kiln #kilns #landproject

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The (very nearly) finished bottle wall of our tool barn. I ran out of bottles and don’t care because right now I don’t want to see another bottle.
This wall is most definitely brought to you by the fine folks and patrons of the @bull_and_beggar. Thanks for supplying all the bottles via Fritz the crazy homeless guy who lives under the bridge. And also sponsored by America’s premium water since 1871.
#mountainvalleyspringwater #bottlewall #since1871 #apotterslife #landproject

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