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192 Jim Boone Rd
Bakersville, NC, 28705
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828-675-4097

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The Best of Sawdust and Dirt

A record of the goings on around Michael Kline Pottery!

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XXXII: Others

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some of my favorite pots from the
firing were the double dipped RJB slip with wax
resist like this pitcher. it's always nice when a little
fly ash melts on a pot's shoulder.

this was the only pitcher that i made during this brief session

a design from a Tz'u-chou vase that I incorporated in many
pots. I use new motifs on as many pots aas I can to see how they work on various forms

a hollow rimmed bowl

one of the many cylinders that I explored in the last session

this is a little flask made by my friend Micah Cain.
Micah is a resident up at the nearby Energy Xchange.
He gave me a few of these to paint. the pinkish blush was
occurred when the flask tipped over in the kiln and laid against another pot.

Why I [Heart] the NC Pottery Center

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Just got this card in the mail and it reminded me how much and why I love the NC Pottery Center. Here's a beautiful facility that is home to a wonderful collection of pots, old and new. Here's a venue for a showing of pots from our great state's pottery tradition and how these pots have been interpreted by the Garner's! If you'd like to be a part of this wonderful organization, they would love to have you as a member.

From the card:


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As a matter of fact, if you are looking for something to see and do today(Saturday), and you're in the vicinity of Seagrove, go by the Center and see the kiln being fired TODAY! The Garner's are firing the groundhog kiln at the NCPC today with their Webster reproduction work for the show! Get a good look at the pots through the firebox before they are displayed in next month's show.

I hope to get out and see the show, maybe try to get over for the opening with the family on August 14th. We are planning a getaway some time soon. It'll be good to see all my cousins over in Seagrove!

Fresh Pots: Firing # 30

Michael Kline



Here's a link to the March 10th post about these pots.


Here are the first decent images from the kiln.
Firing #30 was a complete success!
I haven't felt better about a kiln load in 6 mos. or so (last firing, tee hee).
I'm sanding the pots and setting up the fancy schmancy
back drop for some nicer, more formal shots.
I'll try to get them uploaded tonight!

Unloading of XXIX

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a new look with the old

The kiln is unloaded and it looks pretty good. I have the usual disappointments, but I'm trying to keep my chin up. I'm sure there are some nice pots I've yet to "see".

4 gallon jar

tall jars with incising and wax resist

a Shane Mickey jar and a cylinder of mine

a view of the stack
I'm going to try and get some pots "shot" this evening and possibly post some. Let me know what you think, impressions, dislikes, etc. Thanks to Courtney, (and Joe Cole) again for her encouragement to get over my dunting paranoia. It has only been a day and a half since we finished firing. Everything is just dandy.