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Firing XXXI and Everything Else Since September

No, I’m not really going to try to fit in everything I’ve been working on since September. Here we are at the end of February, hopefully nearing the end of winter. I fired my kiln for the 31st time yesterday. It seemed to go well, and I’ll unload on Wednesday. Thanks is due to the stoking genius of Alan Gratz and Daniel Garver, and of course to John Geci for taking care of everything.  This is going to be my last firing until October- we are expecting a baby boy in June!
Leading up to this firing was tough. Making pots is hard work, and pregnancy made it that much harder for me. And then came the below freezing temperatures and snow… But, I did get it done, and I’m happy with what I made. Fingers crossed that the kiln treated the pots well too!
Here are some images I took while glazing.

slab trays on ware boards
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box vases from above

I will post shots of the finished pots when I unload.  Check out my Facebook page or my Instagram feed too.  I aim to blog more, but you know how that goes!

I will be showing my pots at the La Mesa exhibit Santa Fe Clay does each year at NCECA and the Potters of Madison County Potters Market in Marshall on April 4th.  Probably some other places too- I’ll try to remember to post them as I think of them!

Thanks for reading!