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Ground Breaking

Reuse, recycle, reduce. We hear these ideas all the time and I tend to think they are good ones. It comes in especially great when someone gives me an old kiln.  That is exactly what happened when the electric kiln that we used for cone 6 glaze firing gave up the ghost at Callanwolde. It’s a good size kiln, much bigger than my electric kiln but I’m not interested in rewiring this one. You may remember I did that with my electric kiln when I installed the kiln sitter (you can read about that here) which I got from another free kiln.

My plan for this kiln is to make it a reduction kiln since that is the look I like best for my pots. I am even considering adding a stoke hole so I can feed some small piece of wood into the kiln for some ash and wood effects.

Before I can start converting it into a gas kiln I need to build a kiln shed. My current kiln room is fine for the electric kiln but it’s too crowded to add flame to the mix. I’m designing a simple lean-to type shed that will have a m…

Meatless Monday - Roasted Butternut Squash with Olives

For toasting the raku kiln gods. #penlandspring

Spicy Kale Salad

Being Mindful

First Kiln of Spring

Handle Pulling Tip

Pasta with Mushrooms in Creamy Mustard Sauce

Penland Sunset

Getting Loaded

First Days of Penland Spring Concentration

A Tale of Two Dishes

Runnin’ Down a Dream

A Few From The Kiln

Meatless Monday - Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpea, and Quinoa Salad