May 18, 2008

Last Burn for Alex at Jones Pottery

shadow of smoke on the Jones Pottery

We all headed over to see Matt Jones and crew on Big Sandy Mush Road this evening. They were wrapping up the two day firing of that beast of a kiln. Below is a picture of Matt side stoking the kiln in the last hour.

The picture below gives you a sense of the size of this kiln. Matt stands about as tall as me at 6'3" .

Of course the kids wanted to hang out where the action was, at least until the candy bars and potato chips ran out. That's Matt and Christine's kids Linden on the far left, and Sarah Frances next. Then my girls Evelyn and Lillian sitting on one of the remaining piles of pine slabs.

Below Alex Matisse is loading up salt on planks to be stoked. This will be the last time he will do this for Matt. He's headed for Kutaya, Turkey and Pittsboro, NC, respectfully.

side doors after a stoke in the front of the kiln