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November 22, 2012 12:19 am
A very busy weekend past. This was the soda kiln at IUPUI. It fired off right before we loaded up the wood kiln making for a very long weekend with amazing results. Check out my Facebook page at TRCeramics for the results of this kiln.

A very busy weekend past. This was the soda kiln at IUPUI. It fired off right before we loaded up the wood kiln making for a very long weekend with amazing results. Check out my Facebook page at TRCeramics for the results of this kiln.

12:12 am
Unloaded a wood firing today for IUPUI’s Herron ceramics students. A 22 hour train wood kiln firing that came out beautiful.

Unloaded a wood firing today for IUPUI’s Herron ceramics students. A 22 hour train wood kiln firing that came out beautiful.

November 7, 2012 9:17 am
A good morning cup of coffee in a fantastic wood fired tea bowl. The tactile experience is great. The warm exterior, the satin ashed surface, the smooth glassy interior as I drink, and the undulating form. Surprisingly the lip is a bit thicker than expected but it’s a great experience to start the day.

A good morning cup of coffee in a fantastic wood fired tea bowl. The tactile experience is great. The warm exterior, the satin ashed surface, the smooth glassy interior as I drink, and the undulating form. Surprisingly the lip is a bit thicker than expected but it’s a great experience to start the day.

November 4, 2012 11:27 am
Check out my work and that of some of the biggest clay artists in the game at claylink.com. I’m very excited to have work in this show with such fantastic artists. (via Cup: The Intimate Object VIII : Charlie Cummings Gallery)

Check out my work and that of some of the biggest clay artists in the game at claylink.com. I’m very excited to have work in this show with such fantastic artists. (via Cup: The Intimate Object VIII : Charlie Cummings Gallery)

October 28, 2012 10:00 pm
Another good one, this foot displays the same cut out shape the rims of the plates have. It’s a total pain to do but it looks pretty nice.

Another good one, this foot displays the same cut out shape the rims of the plates have. It’s a total pain to do but it looks pretty nice.

9:58 pm
This is one of the better ones… Although it is a Farley hidden foot it flows nicely up from the plate… It’s a definite maybe :-)

This is one of the better ones… Although it is a Farley hidden foot it flows nicely up from the plate… It’s a definite maybe :-)

9:56 pm
Foot number one is undercut and hides much of the foot. The issue I have here is that the bowl doesn’t seem to fill the plate… On to the next one

Foot number one is undercut and hides much of the foot. The issue I have here is that the bowl doesn’t seem to fill the plate… On to the next one

9:54 pm
Dinner setting is coming together. I’ve been working on the feet of the bowls because they are very visible with these plates

Dinner setting is coming together. I’ve been working on the feet of the bowls because they are very visible with these plates

October 19, 2012 12:28 pm
Some of the beautiful pieces out of the wood kiln.

Some of the beautiful pieces out of the wood kiln.

12:25 pm
It’s wood fire time again!!! We had a great firing and I’m hoping to post all of the pictures today the top temp was hot hot hot at 2389 degrees.

It’s wood fire time again!!! We had a great firing and I’m hoping to post all of the pictures today the top temp was hot hot hot at 2389 degrees.