Wood day 2.0
The struggle is real… and it sucks. I’ve paid my dues for sure over the years. Trying to do things without the right tools and the right systems… because you didn’t have any other options.
Yesterday was a huge step forward in my quest to make Wood prep the most efficient and effective.
I’ve been working on palletizing all my wood for a while now. I’ve been dreaming of this day for a long time.
I’ll take these pallets off the trailer with my tractor and drive them right to the kiln!!
I’m lucky to have such great friends like @canopytreecareavl who provides the logs and the machine! And @gabeaucottwoodworker whose land is home to the woodlot.
Thanks to @gillandotypottery and @mattwegleitner for being aces on the wood prep team.
#woodday2.0 #woodprep #woodfiredpottery #woodfiredceramics #ditchwitch #ditchwitch1050

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I generally try to get professional images after every firing to document the best new work.
Sometimes I don’t have time and need to take the work to a show before I can get it photographed.
The next best thing is having my collectors send me images of their new pieces in their homes.
I’m glad to know where this one is, because it was one of my favorites from the last firing and now I can go visit it.
Thanks Wes for the image and for your support and interest in my work.
#newwork #16handsfloydva #potterycollector #woodfiredpottery #woodfiredceramics #joshcopus

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We had a big day yesterday at Silvie Granatelli’s studio for @16.hands tour.
Thanks to all the folks who came out. It’s great to have people like Deb (pictured here with her new piece) who have been supporters for years and to meet new people who are just learning about my work.
We are open from noon to 5pm today. Come on out.
In addition to my work and Silvie’s, my favorite jeweler, Agnes Seebass is here showing her wonderful work.
#16handsfloydva #pottery #woodfiredceramics #potterycollector

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Hey woodfirers! There is a not to be missed symposium in Montana this October organized by @teadubpottery
Check out @culturalconfluencewoodfire to follow along and head over to culturalconfluencewoodfiresymposium.com for more details

This is the latest in a series of international events generously supported by James Kasper (USA) intending to celebrate the confluence of multiple woodfire traditions. Organized by Tara Wilson and held in Helena, MT the symposium will build upon these previous events with a goal of continuing a dialogue encompassing all aspects of contemporary wood fire practices. The mountainous setting and rich ceramic community of Helena will provide a creative arena for presenters and attendees alike to openly exchange ideas, build relationships, celebrate and further the evolution of wood fired ceramics.

#woodfire #woodkiln #woodfiredpottery #woodfiredceramics

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Day 2. Flying solo. Cone 5 on the face in the first chamber. Bricks are nice and dried out in the back two chambers. Things are moving along nicely.
Thanks to @micahmakespots @kristeneasters @mattwegleitner @anagamax @gillandotypottery and most of all @carolinaflowers_ for all the help with the firing. Ya’ll are the jam.
#kiln #woodkiln #woodfire #woodfirenc #pottery #woodfiredpottery #woodfiredceramics #communitybrick #communitybrickproject #buildingcommunityproject

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