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Monday, November 22, 2010

Shiny Happy People

If you want to pick THE BEST people to do a wood fire with, these are two that should be on the list! My buddies Susan and Kristen were so great to be with this weekend! We had the very smoothest firing I have ever participated in. Everyone worked so well together, what a team. Marsha and David are missing from this pic, but I'll have more later. The kiln fired evenly and steadily without any stalls like we have had in the past, the weather was glorious, and all of us, although all very different, worked well together and had a lot of laughs all day. We loaded Saturday and started firing Sunday morning around 7am. Finished up last night around 10pm. Good days work!
Susan has a huge sculpture in this firing, lots of bowls, mugs and vases from the rest of us.

and the food.......... I love the people I hang with. They love good food and there is always lots of it. Kristen made a vegetarian chili, that was amazing with guacamole and cheddar cheese, yum! David brought the most unbelievable spring rolls I have ever had. Susan baked pumpkin pies. Marsha and I took the easy way out and stopped off at Weaver St. I brought chocolate croissants for breakfast and Weaver Streets most yummy homemade chipoltle pimento cheese and Marsha got us a chocolate raspberry cake and some snacks for late night munching. Let me tell you, that cake got me through the night!!!! We had lots of tea and fruits and I pretty much ate all day. This was a great team and I am so happy to have had the chance to fire with everyone. Fingers crossed, we unload on Wednesday! More pics later, I gotta get my wrecked house back in order and load my own kiln today. I have to get in three more firings before Dec 1.

9 comments:

Dan Finnegan said...

I believe that I have the best firing team!...we need a firing Olympics! I hope the results are sweet!

Kari Weaver Hopkins said...

Wah. I fire alone, but then again, all I do is go out and turn up the gas every so often! I'd love to be part a wood firing team sometime. Shouldn't be too hard with all the wood-firers up here.

3 more firings in 10 days? You are a goddess. Either that or you're certifiable.

Patricia Griffin said...

that looks like great fun with good friends! Hey, 3 more firings before Dec 1... That'll be a project!

Tracey Broome said...

Dan, yes an Olympics for potters, I LOVE that!! Kari, I am totally ready for the white jacket guys to come carry me away, just ask my friends:) and Patricia, not quite as bad as it sounds, I have one bisque, one ^04 and one (maybe 2) raku firings, depending on if I have figured out my glaze issues. Still a lot, but not 3 more wood firings!!

Hollis Engley said...

That's a good-looking crew you've got there, Tracey. And the menu sounds pretty good, too. Post lots of photos of the opening.

Lori Buff said...

I'm jealous and looking forward to seeing the picture of the opening.

cookingwithgas said...

yea! Good people and yea good food.
Always a great combo.
i can't wait to see how your barns turn out- I hope they are spectacular!

andrea said...

I am very jealous... and excited to see the results! I really want a wood kiln but asheville city limits are tricky ;o)...
that and extra $ hanging around.

ya hoo. I have my kiln guy coming ANY minute.... please make this time be the one!

Trish said...

So happy for you, Tracey..yes, fun, good times and hard work are so much better with fabulous friends. Looking forward to the results.