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Maryhill and Blueberries

I know, it’s been ages since you’ve heard from me!  Lots has happened in the past several months — new ideas, new firings, and lots of new pots!  Plus a new camera to better show them to you (I think … Continue reading

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My First Woodfire

If you’ve read more than one entry in this blog, or know me at all, you know that I didn’t just do my first woodfire. But in a way I did. I called the shots for the first time instead … Continue reading

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What makes a great kiln?

A friend asked me the other day, “What makes a kiln great?” I gave him a long-winded analysis of differences between kilns, based on my experience and my reading. I’ve only fired three wood kilns (two anagamas and a small … Continue reading


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Nanagama unloaded!

We unloaded the Nanagama at MHCC today. The firing went really well, and we all had high hopes, but were somewhat unsure how successful our reduction cooling was. Turns out it was absolutely perfect! Every piece that came out of … Continue reading

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Question answered

I started writing this as an email in response to a friend’s question, but it turned into something that looked more like a post than an email, so here it is. He asked if I’ve found that common aesthetic I … Continue reading

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