New furnace in the basement, melting snow in what seems to be an early arriving mud season, and the heat is back on in the studio! I’m in an exhibit at the Kimball Jenkins Estate in Concord NH titled 5 Potters and Sculptors. The website is http://www.kimballjenkins.com/events.htm for details. The exhibit is up until April 1 with a great mix of works from across the New Hampshire ceramic spectrum. I have some newer work but the pieces I planned to have completed were put on hold when our boiler quit and the studio got too cold to work in. Now the space is back up to heat and ready to work in again.
I’m going to TA for Richard Notkin again this summer at Haystack for anybody looking for a fantastic workshop to attend. Goto http://www.haystack-mtn.org/summer_workshops_session5.php for details if interested. A great view, fantastic food, great artists to hang and make work with, and a jump in the ocean every day at 3pm. You can’t beat that with a big stick!
Just scored a $50 electric kiln I plan to strip and make a Phoenix kiln out of. It seems to be an old Paragon kiln entirely encased in sheet metal. Sides top and bottom all screwed together with sheet metal screws from the factory. Pop in a gas burner and aWaaaaaaaaay we’ll go. I want me some low fire soda in the back yard this spring/ summer!!