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192 Jim Boone Rd
Bakersville, NC, 28705
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A record of the goings on around Michael Kline Pottery!

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Black, White, Blue, & Gold

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The painting has begun for my wood kiln firing! But these are not those...

In the previous post I had a web cam shot of the blue and white swirl yunomi with gold lustre. I spent a fair amount of futile time trying to photograph these pots and others. Shooting pictures for the blog is one thing. Having crisp color correct images for publication and print is a whole other thing. Maybe it's time to hire these out. Anyway, here, for your perusal...

bugs by Stacey!

In other news, the drawing for the gift certificate will happen this afternoon after my daughters come home from school, have a snack, and are prepped by the L' Oréal makeup team. So come back this evening a see the drawing video!

Back to my brushes!

Blue, White, and Gold

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Here is a pot that was fired in today's lustre firing (cone 018). I've been busy finishing up the pots for the wood kiln and didn't have time to properly photograph the ones that Stacey and I painted this morning. I'll try soon, promise! Since I had this one down at the house, I snapped this shot with the ole web cam.

My "leave a comment" contest is still on and since I'm leaving early in the a.m. to go to Seagrove and the NC Pottery Center's annual meeting, I won't be able to do the drawing with the gals until Monday. That means that any comment left here on the blog on any post(NOT ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER) between now and Sunday midnight, EST. will qualify for this weeks gift certificate.

OK, Thanks.

Stacey Lane In Metalsmith Magazine

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Stacey in action in her studio

My wife Stacey is in Metalsmith Magazine's current issue! She's mentioned in an article titled "Seeing Green: Towards Sustainable Jewelry Practices". You can only read the article by getting your own copy at newsstands or subscription.

Not on the cover, but inside the new issue! is an excerpt just for you!

from the article:

Stacey Lane's playful and lyrical castings are made from recycled metal, though this fact does not inform the work aesthetically. Before ethically sourced metal was available, Lane created a green framework of her own: she returned metal to the system, in the form of scrap, to equal or exceed the amount she was purchasing, thus offsetting her mining footprint. Today Lane only uses ethically sourced metal, and strived to find etically sourced gems. [Muenster] and Lane are among the first studio jewelers to choose ethically sourced material not as a personal exploration, a gimmick, or a passing fad, but because it is simply the right thing to do for the profession, for their consumers, and for the earth.

One of Stacey's work benches.
This is where she works her wax models.
That's what the red stuff is.