Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Woodfiring at Julie Crosby's studio

About a month ago, I was lucky enough to get to photograph Julie Crosby and her crew as they unloaded the pots from their latest firing. Julie tends to fire with just a few potters (lucky folks!!), and everyone contributes pots, everyone fires, everyone unloads, and EVERYONE helps cleanup. Makes for lots of pots, and very short work at cleanup time.

These are just a few of the mugs and tumblers that Julie had come out of this firing. Amazing colors and decoration. This week I am doing some studio photography of a few of these mug sets. I can't wait to see how great those images turn out!

Cary had a seriously wicked twinkle in his eye when this vase came out of the kiln. He knew straight away, it was a keeper!

These are just a few of Cary Joseph's pots that came out of this firing. Usually, during a woodfiring, pots get so hammered by the heat, the flame and the ash that lids stick, handles twist, and spouts clog with ash. Teapots are one of the least successful forms to expect from a woodfiring,... and Cary pulled quite a few out of Julie's kiln last month. Very impressive!

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