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hog barn baby/wood kiln

updated mon 24 oct 05


Liz Willoughby on sun 23 oct 05

Dear Claybuds,
It's been a while since I have posted. However, I am reading the
posts daily for my fix. One gets lazy so it is time to catch you up
on happenings up here in central eastern Ontario. Had a very
successful studio tour in Sept., which is a good thing, as I had well
problems. After getting a new pump and an ultra violet light
installed things are working fine. Then someone broke into my house
and went right to my wine cupboard and stole 6 bottles of wine
(including some Stoneyridge Pinot Noir, Tony). Probably just kids,
but unsettling. For two weeks I kept waiting for them to come back
and get the good stuff.

But back to clay!

A year ago last May you might remember that I was part of a group of
potters who built a kiln at Monica Johnson's (a potter close by).
Mark Peters came up from North Carolina to do the workshop, and we
ended up with a beauty, it fired to cone 10 throughout the kiln, with
nice ash. It is a variation of Peg Udall's kiln. So, at last we are
firing it again, stacking on Monday, firing on Tuesday. It has been
raining and I figure that that is a good thing, as the kiln is in an
old barn. Hope the old wood gets good and wet.

The leaves are falling rapidly, the birds are coming in droves, and
the grass has been cut one last time.
Meticky Liz from Grafton, Ontario, Canada

"Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such
desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep his pace with his
companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let
him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."
Henry David Thoreau