Great opening last night for the “Connected by Fire” exhibition at @bluespiral1
A big thank you to my man Jordan and the whole Bluespiral team for all they’re hard work and great vision.
You make us all look good… especially these @bandanapottery pieces.
We will be having a special second reception to open the Mountain PreHEAT of the @woodfirenc conference on June 1st and an artist talk with @ridgelinepottery @ericknochestudio and @bizen_kazuya on June 7th at 1pm.
If you get a chance come check it out. It really is one of the strongest woodfired shows I’ve ever seen. (Obviously I’m a little biased… but it really is)
#connectedbyfire #bluespiral1 #woodfiredpottery #woodfirenc #woodfiredceramics #apotterslife

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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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Im curating an exhibition called “Connected by Fire” at the @bluespiral1 gallery here in Asheville in conjunction with @woodfirenc and the WNC PreHeat.
The show highlights the connections, shared experiences and materiality of woodfirers across the globe. It features 19 artists from 5 countries and includes:
Will Baker @williambakerpottery
Akira Satake @akirasatake
Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish of @bandanapottery
Eric Knoche @ericknochestudio
Will Dickert @willdickertceramics
Lindsay Oesterritter @alindsayo
Ben Richardson @ridgelinepottery
Jeff Shapiro
Kazuya Ishida @bizen_kazuya
Shozo Michikawa @shozomichikawa
Judith Duff
Catherine White @artistpotter
David Peters @davidpetersceramics
Sandy Lockwood @slockwood737
Robin DuPont @robindupontceramics
Hyangjong Oh @hyangjongoh
More information coming soon.
#woodfirenc #bluespiral1 #ceramics #woodfire #woodfiredceramics

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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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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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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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