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192 Jim Boone Rd
Bakersville, NC, 28705
United States


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Short Wish List

Michael Kline

It's Sunday morning and I'm aligning my hopes with my reality. With the firing a week from today that means the last wet day should be yesterday, but I will push it a little, as usual, and anticipate some wet green ware to go into the kiln on Saturday. As far as a wish list goes, I'd like to get a couple more big ones made for the top of the kiln. Since those take a while to dry they will definitely be green. I've yet to make pitchers and jugs, so put that on the list for today. I could always make more plates, seems like I always need good plates. There'll be room for whatever I can make in the next day (or two) so I better get crackin'. Have a great Sunday, looks sunny and breezy here on the mountain, yay for drying! Here's a picture through the front door of our house with the encroaching pottery on the porch.

Porch Kiln

Michael Kline

Micah and I installed the ol' L & L kiln on the front porch of the house a couple of days ago and I fired it off for the first time without a hitch. It's a long story, but basically I had to fire it on medium high since it's on a 40 Amp breaker and draws 44 A on high. It was a lot of hassle to put the kiln there but better than depending on my potter neighbors to bisque fire again. No problems!