16 October 2013

# 15

Too much time has passed to catch you up since my last posting. Let's just say that 'retirement' so far seems just as hectic as ever. The transition from 'Art Center Director' to full-time potter is still quite new. Once my travelling shoes were returned to the closet I had to go on an accelerated making regime in order to get a firing in before the 2nd annual "POTTERY ON THE HILL" show in Washington, DC (our nation's capitol!). I made plenty of pots and cleared out a few old things that have been lying around the studio (I think that there is still a serving dish from 2007 on the shelves.) Jason has also returned for a month or so before he moves back to NC to work with Michael and Naomi at Bandana Pottery and he has been a great help getting to this point. We still have to brick the doors up, which I despise, but otherwise we are ready to light up the kiln on Friday evening.

Bagwall Tiles and dishes.
Back stack / first chamber
First chamber done
I'm very excited about these new dishes and tiles... thick and rough!
Back stack - 2nd chamber
Front stack - second chamber
400 pots or so and lots of hope and expectation. A message from my friend Jill has prompted me to get back on the computer and write this here blog. I'm always amazed at the folks who say they read this, so, if that happens to be you, thanks! And how are you doing?!


Emily Hodge said...

I read your blogs, Dan Finnegan, and those are some great looking pots you've got there! Hope to see you sometime soon. xo, Emily (Hodge)

goej said...

I also read your blog, Dan. All the way from Denmark I get to follow your work in the studio, get inspired and get the urge to try sodafiring myself.

Looking forward to see some finished pots next week :-)

Keep up the good work.

Dennis Allen said...

Doing fine.Thanks for asking.

smartcat said...

Excellent! Front loading kilns look so terrific with pots in them. I hope you have the wherewithal to take photos after the firing.

Nice to see you back in the blogging world!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I wish you a happy firing, Dan.

klineola said...

Still reading, albeit not as frequently (or regularly) as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. What's up with that? (i ask myself)

Best of luck with the firing. I can't wait to see the results in DC.

Pheasant Run Studio said...

I missed your blog. Glad to see you back. Happy firing! Alex

Bob Briscoe said...

Good luck and see you pretty soon, Bob

Peter said...

Lovely looking kiln! I too read your blog from time to time! good luck with the firing.

Hannah said...

Oy you! Where's the blog gone? Tell us about the show.