I will be putting many of the newest birds on sale this Friday at Libertytown. If any of you readers out there are interested you should let me know...last time I sold them all in 24 hours! Beth designed this new extra large banner for the show...we'll use it to announce each firings arrival.
|My Homage to Myself|
I visited Charles and Ellen this week south of the city by about 20 minutes. They are planning on building a wood burning kiln and I thought that I could be of help. The only book they had to work from was Rhodes's kiln book...circa 1950's! I do think I helped a bit. Charles has been building cool things on his property for a long time...gazebos, gardens, towers, a nymphorium(!?) and this gorgeous dovecote. It's not something that we Americans get to see very often. I know them from my days in England. This really is a beauty, although I don't believe that it's ever seen a dove!
I've also been helping a visiting ceramic artist from Cuba who is teaching a course at the University of Mary Washington. They are having trouble firing the old Alpine gas kiln. Another relic of the '50's!
|This is the entrance to the Arts Department at the University of Mary Washington|