16 February 2009

Things I've Built Series: Studio #3

This is the kiln shed I built with Shannon Elder back in the '80's on Claradan Farm. I love stone and wood. We collected the stone from all over...mostly along the edges of farm fields, poking through the underbrush with sticks. We called it divining for rock.

Detail: This bit is made of granite cobblestones from the streets of Fredericksburg. They were probably ballast from English ships. I brought the red sandstone back from a trip out west.

6 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

I'd heard talk about that farm, though I never saw it. Nice combination of stone and wood.

MudStuffing Pottery said...

Wow, love that building, it's gorgeous.

Michael Kline said...

Wow Dan, you are quite the builder! This is probably the most beautiful kiln shed EVER! I am horrified in hindsite what you must have thought when you came to pay your respects to my kiln "shanty". Get on down any time if you have a jones for for building. There's much still to do. (or redo!)
;-)

Michael Kline said...

what's your next project?

Incognito said...

I get warm just looking at this building; love the textures and colors. Very nice handiwork!

Dan Finnegan said...

Isn't building a pot much like building a building? Best kiln shed ever sounds like a good blog contest!