Chopping wood. Scraping shelves. Mixing glazes, slips and wadding. Making work. Loading the Kiln. Firing the kiln.
All of these intensive tasks are integral to the process of wood firing. Through hard work, teamwork, and a collective spirit of passion for the process, the results achieved from a community of makers can be truly amazing. Every firing presents new challenges and experiences, and every firing is a different ride that furthers the journey of refining one's artistic goals and results. The fire of the kiln never fails to light a fire in my spirit that is kindled with a devotion to my craft.