Wood and Soda Fired Pottery

Getting Up to Speed

Oh how the weeks have flown by…so many events have taken place in the last few weeks it’s hard to know where to start?

Let’s see, well.. making pots for the last two months mixed with another kiln building trip, and of course there was the wedding.  What else can you say?  It was a simple affair in the mountains where we live, with a small group of family and friends.  Couldn’t have been more perfect.


So you’ll have to excuse me for not checking in for sometime, but it has felt a little hectic the last few weeks getting back to “normal” life after a fantastic honeymoon.  But we did manage to make enough to fill the kiln, working a few weeks here and a few weeks there.  Not your typical work cycle, but we just unloaded our fifth firing in the pallet kiln and we’ll start working on the 6th soon enough.

For this last firing Joy had most of the cups, bowls, and plates, and I focused on making more larger pieces.


A few of my small pieces came out nice too, but…these pieces fired on their sides are some of the most interesting I’ve seen come out of this kiln yet.

We’re gearing up for a big fall later this year, trying to squeeze in as many work cycles as we can in the next few months.  At the same time we’ve been looking back on the last year in our “new”studio space and thinking about how our work has changed in that time.

Early morning at the EnergyXchange

One Response to “Getting Up to Speed”

  1. drew nicklas says:

    sweet baby jesus! good work –