we had a group of women from Pinehurst contact us and ask if it was possible for them to come and learn the process... they were not potters and had no pots to bring. we had quite a few pots bisqued and ready to go so we said sure, come on over!
we set up the glazing area on the porch and there was a nice breeze blowing all day. they were eager learners who asked great questions and weren't afraid to try techniques like wax resist and pouring and splashing glazes. midway through the day they took a break and had a picnic lunch on the porch, then went out to visit some nearby potteries.
they all had fun, were a little leery of getting too close to the fire and smoking cans, and each went home with a couple of successful pots.
on sunday we had some more pots of our own to finish so we went back at it and fired until about 9:30 pm.
jeff's smokin' hot tile
beads and pendants
one of jeff's lamps... unfortunately a cracked lamp
it was a fun and exhausting couple of days, up next weekend... salt firing.... YAHOO!