Monday, October 17, 2016

Summer Pottery

It's always exciting for the pottery folks when their finished products come out of the kiln.  We  were lucky to be on hand this morning for the grand event.  Special thanks to Suzette Taylor and Julie Wolf for the guided tour.

I've heard conversations about how tricky it is to load the kiln to take advantage of every inch of space but I had no idea how it was done.

Now each piece is carefully unloaded and put safely onto a rack awaiting its proud owner.

Each layer has new discoveries.

These beads will be made into some beautiful jewelry.

Don and I thought this was a grand prize winner!

Julie keeps track of each item and puts the owners slip with the project.

Reaching way down into the kiln to retrieve the bottom pieces is tricky if you don't have long arms.

Sally Stoffel was busy finishing her sunflower.

Plus she made some cute animals for the grandchildren.

Check out this beginning stage of a pumpkin plate. 

Here's a finished piece that came out of the kiln this morning.

It seems the pottery room has been a great place for our summer residents to spend time.  Congratulations to all on your great projects.