Friday, July 3, 2015

Penland - some clay studio shots

The pottery kiln shed


Gas kiln  was being fired while we watched


Patterns of wood
Ancient water tower snuggled with ultramodern print classrooms
Today's Quote:


To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.
e.e. cummings

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    1. I think it's like going on a retreat just to spend time up there at Penland.

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  2. that's where I got my pottery wheel when I was living in my motorhome. Ha.

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    1. What a small world it is, in the pottery community at least.

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  3. The gas kiln is actually Julia 2 the salt/soda kiln that Will Baker built while I was there this past spring. My class had the good fortune of being the first to fire her. I would love to see the results from this firing.

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    1. That's a great addition to my post, Lori. I didn't want to interrupt everyone...they seemed so busy. So I saw Susan Fagan and said hi, and she was busy doing something. Didn't even go to the classrooms. Well, it was one of those spontaneous things, so it was ok.

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  4. I had a chance to tour some around my house as well last fall. Very pretty photos, thanks for sharing them.

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  5. It looks like a great set up. A pretty place where it is located.

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  6. I enjoyed the tour! Such a nifty place!

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  7. Nice photos, Barbara...cool place! And I love the quote!!

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  8. I really liked your e.e. cumming's quote very much -- I think the battle is to become wiser about oneself as one ages. -- barbara

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