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wood-fire kiln firing, pottery festival

updated mon 30 apr 07


Mona Lowe on sun 29 apr 07

Potters are invited to participate in the first firing of a community wood-fire tunnel kiln May 16 in Knoxville, Georgia.

Potter Shelby West, with the help of other local potters, has built this kiln for the Crawford County Historical Society as part of our effort to recognize our pottery tradition. The firing and opening will be part of Georgia JugFest and Old Knoxville Days. Shelby has built kilns before but everyone should know that this will be an experimental firing. Potters will be asked to donate a piece to the Historical Society collection to commemmorate the first firing (The society will be inclucing a pottery museum in the 1852 courthouse being restored). Pottery from the firing can be sold at the opening May 18. We are looking for potters who can help with the firing. For details on the week of activities, including the exhibit and auction of antique Crawford County pottery, see or email For advice on clays and glazes that will withstand the extremely high temperatures, email Shelby at

For the Love of Mud, Save the Date
Georgia JugFest is May 19, 2007
Knoxville, Crawford County, GA