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192 Jim Boone Rd
Bakersville, NC, 28705
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Trip to Seagrove

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brad lail (l) and ron philbeck (r) at ron's place on wednesday

It's late and I just want to post this before I go to dreamland. But I will fill in the blanks about my trip to Seagrove, NC and answer any questions that these pictures might raise. Just leave a comment. I look forward to the exchange. Don't be shy.

lead glazed fremington pitcher at ron's

a visit to whynot pottery:
meredith heywood's custom mudbox

mark heywood's
wheel and mudbox

mark hewitt throwing pitchers

removing a very stubborn 40 year old wheel head
with heat, lubricant, and 2 x 4's

the rusty truth

the reason I wanted to remove my Shimpo wheel head.
it's been a long road for this splash pan
and it's time for my own mud box! (and ball opener!)

Night, night!

Visiting with Brad

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I just had to snap this picture of Brad "Jingdezhen" Lail as he was telling me about his travels. He is holding a book ("Slipware From the Collections..." ISBN 978-0-7136-7820-8) that Doug Fitch gave him while Brad was studying in England last summer. He had lots of books and pictures and stories to tell. It was great to meet him after reading his blog. I've got to get that book!

Speaking of books I just received Gail Nichols' book, "Soda, Clay, and Fire" from my potter-blogger buddy from GA, Judy Shreve. Thanks Judy!!! Just the brief skimming through the book has got me excited to ready more!