Sunday, April 4, 2010
Astute viewers will notice a very fat electric cord running down from an outlet next to the service panel.Yup, that's 60 amps of 240 volts powering my old Evenheat kiln. I finally got to plug it in for the first time and it heats up fine with all elements working. Any potter knows being able to do some of your own firing is a huge step forward.
On the return trip, I went through Asheville and detoured around the I-40 rockslide by going up to Weaverville and taking route 25 through the Cumberland Gap to Corbin Ky. The picture is looking at Powell's Valley that runs from the Gap down to Lafollette,Tn. It awakens my sense of history to think that my great, great, great grandfather Joseph Allen walked that path into Tennessee 200 years ago.
The last stop before home was at Tater Knob pottery outside Berea. Sarah Culbreth and Jeff Enge are wonderful country potters and I always try to visit when I can. They have been making custom pots to fill orders and Jeff has gotten into print making as well. That's about it for now. I'm filling out the show schedule for this summer starting with Spring Fair May first. Don't miss it!