Back in the studio.
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Back in the studio.
Screening Clay today with my 2 assistants.
@jcm.ceramics and @t.glosby
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I can’t get enough of this image right now.
It took me 12 years to manifest this vision.
From a kiln in a mud pit to this place in 50 firings.
I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of seeing this when I come to work in the morning.
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Cleaning up the new work for this weekends grand opening of Flowers and Clay.
I unloaded the kiln weeks ago and immediately drive to teach at Arrowmont.
I barely got to look at anything.
Then our land flooded and since I’ve been back I’ve mostly just been doing landscaping and damage control…
Tonight is the first time I’ve really had to see any of the new pieces.
I think they are pretty good…
Come out this weekend and see for yourself.
All the info is at flowersandclay.com
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Here’s the latest from my series of images entitled “places Tristan fell asleep”. It’s a pretty amazing list of places.
Also he earned this one by crushing the graveyard shift.
The firing is going great.
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Clean ship = happy captain.
1832f and cruising at altitude!
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Sweet moments around the fire.
Emily and I always do the first overnight of the firing together. We call it the “sleep fire”… which means she sleeps and I fire.
I actually do get a little sleep. I stoke the kiln every 30 minutes or so. It’s sort of like sleeping with a snooze alarm, except my clock is internal. Sometimes I like to think I’m training for having an infant.
We make a bed and a big pile of wood right next to the kiln so all I have to do is roll over and toss a bit on.
I actually love sleep fire night. It’s feels like camping or being in a pillow fort or something like that.
I’ve thought about preheating with gas on the first overnight but I honestly like candleing with wood. It’s part of our tradition.
I don’t do the 2nd or 3rd overnights of the firing.
I worked the graveyard for years on other people’s kilns. But now that I’m running my own show it’s up to the kids to run the overnight.
But I’m always glad to do the first sleep fire night with my wife and the cat that lives at our land, Jean Claude Meow.
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Thanks to @mattwegleitner for being our friend and capturing this sweet moment.
Loading game is strong.
We finished the pack last night and lit the kiln.
We will finish the firing on Thursday.
I think this is number 50 in the temple, but I’m a little unsure. It might be 51.
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Opening tonight at @outpostmarshall
Come out from 5-8 if your in the area.
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The last firing was good. I’m cleaning up work and making sense of it all.
Gearing up for the Potters of Madison County Market this Saturday from 9-4 (@pottersofmadisoncounty) and my exhibit at @outpostmarshall this Thursday from 5-8.
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