Thursday, March 07, 2013

Fresh Pottery...Right Outta the Oven

Fresh pottery is always in high demand here in the Artland of Georgia

From: Pastures Rose Creek <
Date: 03/06/2013 5:57 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Fresh Pottery...Right Outta the Oven!

Hello everyone!  It's here, it's here!  The moment that so many of you have been anticipating (and I almost forgot to send out!)....the 3rd batch of pottery from John's anagama kiln will be ceremoniously unloaded this Saturday, March 9 from 12:00-1:00 pm....1941 Colham Ferry Road (We're the little fixer upper with the red scarf tied to the mail box...unloading is behind the metal sheds).

Many of you may ask - what the heck is a kiln unloading?  Or better yet, those of you who drive down Colham Ferry Road may often wonder what the heck that big, brick furnace-y oven thing is that's been burping plumes of smoke and flame every 3 minutes for the past 3 days....

Well, first of all, the over sized pizza oven is actually John's hand built anagama wood-fired pottery kiln.  Anagama kiln literally means "cave kiln" in japanese and will reach temperatures in excess of 2200 F.  It uses wood as it's only source of fuel, going through about 2 cords of wood in 2-3 days.  Burning wood in this way creates "fly ash" inside the kiln...much of this wood ash then settles on the pots inside and creates a complex interaction between flame, ash and clay....often to create an ashen glaze that varies in texture and color.  The final product is beautiful, rustic pottery...with a "born out of the earth" quality that is unique to the wood-fire technique.

We will also have our produce stand up and running just down the road (or a quick walk across the pasture) on Rose Creek Drive from 9am-1pm.

So come on over this Saturday for your one-stop-shop!  Fresh veggies right out of the fresh eggs straight from the chicken...and  now, POTTERY - fresh out of the oven...literally!

Hope to see you all Saturday!

Your local farmers...and potter,

Will, John and Dana

The Pastures of Rose Creek, LLC
1051 Rose Creek Drive
Watkinsville, GA 30677
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