Monday, July 11, 2011

New Baby in the House

Late last week, my friend Toby let me know that Ky Mudworks in Lexington was having a celebration for their 10 anniversary. They were having mfg reps, free workshops and big discounts. After a couple of phone calls I scored a great deal on a new kiln off the show floor.! The best part was that later on Friday, Toby went over and tried to buy the same kiln. Nanner, nanner,etc, she has to wait for hers.

Saturday morning, Blondie and I headed for Lexington to pick up the kiln and visit for a spell.She was the best dog in the world except for that one jerk on the leash that made my complementary hot dog fall to the floor.( I think that was a calculated move but she denies it). I ran into other Clay Alliance friends and had a great time. I went to a couple of workshops. Arthur Kettner was doing one on image transfer with Mayco products and Matthew Gaddie did a very nice slide show and talk on building a small basic soda kiln that has moved me one step closer to changing my stack of bricks into a kiln.. The gang at Mudworks loaded the kiln for me and we headed home, very pleased with the kiln, the workshops, and the hospitality.

When I got home, I sent an email out to the Clay Alliance members and sold my old kiln within 24 hours.Those connections really pay off. The couple that bought it even helped me unload the new kiln and get it stacked! Great weekend.

Lastly, I started new kid classes last week.I'm open to project suggestions if anyone wants to chime in. 2nd thru 5th graders.


  1. hmmm as I recall the hotdog wasn't the only thing Blondie let hit the floor :-P

  2. congrats on the new baby, she is so beautiful and I am sure there are many happy days ahead.

  3. i like the new kiln, but REALLY REALLY REALLY +like the idea of making a soda/wood kiln from your bricks

  4. Congratulations on the new member of the family! :-)

  5. Congrats on the new family member! If you do a search for kid's classes on my blog I have a few posts, or here is a link to some photos I posted
    I have a gazillion projects, but my favorite was the little village we created,shown in this post.

  6. Hey everybody. Thanks for the input and goodwill.


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