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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Excited to get my new Logbook in the mail today. It’s an exciting issued devoted entirely to North Carolina potters in advance of the upcoming @woodfirenc conference this summer. Check out WoodfireNC.org for all the details.
#woodfirenc #woodfiredpottery #pottery #kilns #kiln #ceramics #woodfiredceramics #logbookwoodfire

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Registration is open for WoodfireNC and the regional pre-conferences at WoodfireNC.com

We’ve been working hard to put together the best conference possible. Check it out and see what you think. We would love for you to come.
We are having a really exciting pre-conference up here in the mountains as well, June 1st-7th. We are firing 9 different kilns at 7 sites. Plus lots of exhibitions, demonstrations, studio tours, and parties.
This whole thing has been a ton of work and the best reward I could ask for is to share in a joyous celebration with all my friends… so ya’ll come on and get signed up!!! With @woodfirenc @williambakerpottery @bandanapottery @hollomoncookceramics @micahmakespots @alixb.alixb @joeymakespots @mattwegleitner @akirasatake @joytannerpottery @shanemickeypottery @stephensonwoodfiredpottery @willdickertceramics @ericknochestudio @perryhaasceramics @davidpetersceramics @ridgelinepottery @jkhappenings @kevin_lips @tomalward @courtneymartinpotter @sedberrypottery @dian.magie @spistudios
#woodfirenc #woodfiredceramics #apotterslife #woodkiln #woodfire #ceramics #pottery #woodfiredpottery #kiln #kilns

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Introducing Gabs Wallington, an amazing young Australian maker, my new studio assistant, and the newest bartender at the Wedge Brewing Company. I met Gabs at the On the Edge of the Shelf International Wood this past spring and she was keen to come spend a year working and learning ceramics in the states. It’s my first time taking on a full time assistant, so it’s a big step for me and responsibility of taking a young maker on is something I take very seriously. I could not have asked for a better person than Gabs. We have hit the ground running in the studio since she arrived. I fully expected her to need a couple of days the rest and get acclimated after her journey, but she would not have it. In her own words after I suggested she might take the first couple days off from the studio “Josh, I came here to work, not to put socks on caterpillars” which I guess is an Australian phrase for not messing about. Gabs certainly not here to mess around. #ceramics #australianstudioassistant #pottery #clay #woodfire #ontheedgeoftheshelf

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Doing inventory and titles for all my Australian work for my August show @crimsonlaurelgallery today and remembering the crazy firing we had at the On the Edge of the Shelf Conference. After two months I’m realizing that the work that came out of that kiln is by far the wildest and most exciting work I made in Australia. Woodfiring often defies logic and the best gems can come out of the darkest places sometimes. #ceramics #woodfire #woodkiln #pottery #kiln

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