Block by Block

Tom Trout layed block while his son Gus made the mud to complete the foundation. It was windy, very windy.


  1. Michael, That's going to be a great studio. I love how it sits up high and you can see your home down below.
    I bet you'll have great light in there. I have to make it out to see you sometime soon. Gus and Tom Trout, great names...are they locals?

  2. Yea I will have a good view of the Blacks from the shop. After seven years at the Mushroom Factory it may be a shock to the eyes. I think I'll have to wear shades, at least have some heavy curtains for a while. I actually met Tom before I built my kiln. Tom is known around the world for his knowledge of bread oven design and construction. He actually builds all kinds of ovens, stoves/heaters, etc. So when you are ready to build your bread oven, Tom's your go to man. I hope you had a chance to see the link to the pages that shows Tom's house that he's building. Check it out when you have a moment. But it sounds like you're in a good spin. I'll try to get down there for your home sale.