Monday, December 29, 2008

Fire In the Hole

I've finally downloaded all the photos that have been sitting comfortably in my camera for the past couple of months (!), so I have a bit of catching up to do. Think of it as a year's end retrospective. These are shots from November, when some friends and I helped local potter Peter Rose with his semi-annual kiln firing. Basically, I shoved wood into the kiln at timed intervals for six hours. Except when I was taking photos. Ahem. You can see some of the future pots in the inferno here:

This was the first time I've had anything to do with pottery apart from buying the finished product. And no, I didn't have any pots in there. We had a very big breakfast at Cracker Barrel when our shift was over. I think I smelled as wood-smoky as the bacon.

5 comments:

Virginia said...

Very cool shots. I have always wanted to work with pottery. I might just have to look into it. I am after some potters to let me photograph them at work. I am fascinated with this kiln technique. Now I want some bacon.
V

Laurie said...

I'm feeling the compulsion to rip my sweatshirt and start dancing! Wait, no, that was welding in Flashdance, not pottery firing... Oh well...

Very cool shots.

Tanya said...

How cool Knox!

Hilda said...

The heat looks tremendous! I think I'll stick to painting ceramics and let others do the hot work.

Jim said...

Sounds like hard work, but I bet it was neat to do.....once.