When Sheila and I tore down our train two years ago we said never again will we build a wood kiln. Well, it didn't last long and the maiden voyage is being unloaded. I can't imagine how I could finish my pots other than with wood. I was asked by my professor
Dan Murphy if I could see the pots in my MFA Thesis Exhibition fired any other way than with wood. I answered "No!" Dan replied "that is the right answer!" I have been draggin' my butt these past few days but looking at the fruits of our labour I can't wait to get back to making pots again.
Here are a few bud vases I made with my Uncle Jimmie in mind. He made fruit serving dishes back in 1948. I used his mould to press mould some footed bud vases. I'm supposed to send some pots to a invitational