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192 Jim Boone Rd
Bakersville, NC, 28705
United States


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The Best of Sawdust and Dirt

A record of the goings on around Michael Kline Pottery!

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35 Unloaded

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Here are the pots unloaded from the kiln. I'm still busy getting the site set for the sale and haven't got to look over the pots carefully. But my impression of the kiln is good. No kiln blues this time! I'll be shooting preview pictures to put on Facebook and Sawdust & Dirt, as well as a brief e-newletter special edition! Let me know what you think!

Hewitt Kiln Opening

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I almost forgot to mention (until I instinctively picked up a Mark Hewitt mug this morning to have coffee)! Today and tomorrow you can go over to Mark's in Pittsboro and buy some fresh pots. It's Alex's last kiln load as Mark's apprentice and last chance you Piedmonter's can get his pots in your neighborhood. If not this weekend, you'll have to drive out to Mars Hill to get'em. And then you better stop at my place first!
alex matisse

Here's the preview of Hewitt pottery!

Save The Date!!

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Tuesday August 25th at 10 a.m. EST.

After much debate and a trip to the fortune teller, I've decided to have the online "kiln opening"sale on Etsy, a place you may be familiar with. You can go to my store page, bookmark it for Tuesday, and maybe tell you friends and "share". Just scroll down on the right side of the page you will see a link to bookmark, share, etc. I thank you.

Today I went over to my potter/blogger and photographer buddy Joy Tanner for a major photo shoot. We shot several views of about 40 pieces from the last firing. It was great to see Joy's clever photo setup and talk about the pots. She has a great eye for the camera and makes great pots as well. Here are Joy's Etsy page and blog!

Penland Ramble (of Sorts)

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checking for balance
I didn't ramble around Penland as I usually do, instead I took a break from my own pottery action to swing up to peek in on the upper clay class being led by Daniel Johnston. I just happened to get when Kaye Waltman and Daniel were taking a big pot that Kaye had made outside to glaze. Here is a series of pictures of that process.


walking it out to the kiln pad

Getting ready to pour the glaze. The Brent wheel has had
it's belt removed so that the wheel will spin freely.
The glaze and another way to
pour and conserve the glaze.