John Benn walking out of the Fire.
(unretouched photo by workshop participant Leona Leuders)
Our ten acres of forest is mostly Douglass fir, Western hemlock, Bigleaf maple, Western red cedar, madrona and alder.
The Wood Palace is organized in rows of cords on pallets, with garden-cart-wide aisles between them.
We dig several types of local clays. Here, John battles the blackberry canes for the yellow clay.
The path from the Wood Palace to the kilns. Some acreage is handy to store pots.
More time is spent with the venerable and much-rebuilt woodsplitter than with the kilns, alas.
The crew is not Zen, but they are always happy.
"Woodfiring: where delusions meet reality."     -Colleen Gallagher