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John Benn & Colleen Gallagher: Woodfired Pottery

pots swallowtail thumb pot

"Burning the planet one kiln load at a time."
- John Benn

On beautifully forested Harstine Island in Puget Sound in Washington State, John Benn and Colleen Gallagher make pottery and architectural tiles by hand. They have built a two-chambered woodkiln and a wood-fired salt kiln. The sometimes difficult quest for elusive ash-glazed and vapor-flashed clay surfaces demands hard work, long hours and a willingness to be a partner to the fire. Please click on the site links below to learn more.       updated 9-2012