If memory serves, this is Shiro Otani's kiln in Japan. I purchased a really sweet sake cup from him. One of the things I remember from the visit to this pottery was the large amount of empty beer bottles laying on the ground near the kiln. These wood firings get pretty toasty!
Another foggy mountain morning. It rained overnight and more showers and possible thunderstorms are expected. I feel bad for the artists participating in our local Creek Walk craft show tomorrow and Sunday. The temperature tomorrow is dropping down to the low 60's and it's going to be raining - not fun for visitors or participants.
Today I'll get some more studio time. The few plates/platters were finally dry enough last night to invert; but I re-covered them along with a couple of other small pots. We turned the propane heater pilot back on and I find that it actually can make the studio warm enough to dry out pots too quickly this time of year.
Studio work is slow going with my chest still aching if I over do it; but I have been able to center 5-6 lbs of very soft clay, which is why I made a few plates and platters. Today I think I'll throw some more mugs and small jars with the soft reclaim and maybe in another week or so I'll be able to use firmer clay.
Time for breakfast and on to the studio.