Scenes from the wood lot. Firewood is a part of every woodfirers life although the way we relate with this essential resource is widely varying and often so dependent of environment. It’s a fascination of mine. I’ve seen people fire with construction debris because it was the local resource. I’ve also cut trees off the property where a kiln is located as the exclusive source of fuel for the firing. Some people buy wood and spend thousands of dollars per a firing. I’ve heard people debate species preference for hours and spoken to other people who could care less what they are burning as long as it’s hot! There are as many sources for wood as there are kilns to burn it. I’m fortunate to live in an area of he world where wood is abundant and the have resources and relationships that make wood acquisition quite easy. I’m interested in what I’m burning in the kiln but at the same time I’ve made a commitment to burning the waste of others, so you can only be so picky. Whether it’s logs from a recently cleared lot or strips from a local mill company, I’m fortunate to have access to the right people and the right tools for the job. A special thanks goes out to my main homies @agb505 and @jaguokas of @jaggreenbuilders for all that they do to help me in this world. #woodday #firewood #woodfire #woodfiredpottery #woodkiln #apotterslife #community

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Getting the sidestoke wood for the firing from my buddy Bill. The relationship that I have with Bill and his business is another good example of a mutually beneficial arrangement in my making practice. Simply put I need what he no longer wants. His waste is my reward. Social capital at play. #sidestokewood #woodfire #woodkiln #woodday #community #socialcapital #ceramics

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