First of all let me thank y'all for voting my blog the #2 ceramics blog. I don't know how the voting gets done or how it happened but here's a hearth felt thank you to those that read my nonsense and voted for it.
I'm off in the morning for my long trek south to Ronnie the Rat's to fire the Ratagama. I hope my trusty 2001 Honda CRV keeps me on the straight and narrow. If my Health Care was America friendly and I could afford a place I'd love to live in Georgia. I love the people and there seems to be just a bit of red neck in me. Ronnie and Hester are the best of hosts. We land in their home and there is a kitchen full of potters that eat, sleep, drink and talk pots for the duration of the firing. With loading, firing and cooling it is the better part of a full week to 10 days. I never feel like they want us to leave although I'm sure they are glad when we do.
Ronnie is an inspiration to me. He is making the best work of his life and to be still stepping up to a wood kiln for a knock down drag em out work out is totally manning up!