Friday, April 30, 2010


yep! that IS my kiln in the kiln shed.
tuesday was a huge day for THR pottery! its been an uphill battle the last few weeks.the studio progress came to a screeching halt when some really weird bumps came up in the road. but patience and perserverence payed off tuesday. we finally passed the fire inspection!
when i started this whole process i remember  the town hall telling me this process would take awhile.  i would have to have a building inspection and a fire inspection in order to obtain a business license in BFT.  i had no idea what i was getting into!!!!  or what i needed to do. luckily, we passed the building inspection realtively easily, only having a few minor things to adjust.  we were then ready to move onto the fire inspection..... 
unfortunately, before we were able to move forward with the fire inspection, some issues came up with having a kiln in town. apparently, no one has had one in BFT, atleast not in a long time. folks around here had no idea what to make of my little  r2d2 (thats my kiln's name)!  my studio is in a residential area of BFT.  in order to address the possible concerns of neighbors or other people who may question an electric kiln, we worked with the city helping folks to understand the nature of r2d2. let me also take this oppurtunity to say, i am so excited, and thankful, for the support i have received from the city of BFT throughout this process!!!  anyway, once all of that was done we had to pass the fire inspection.  tuesday was the day! i was as nervous as i could be! but things went smoothly. what relief!
now i have shelves and shelves and shelves of pots waiting to be bisque fired and glazed.  i am so ready to get r2d2 workin!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

waiting is the hardest part

moving along.
the latest update is as follows:
i am still working on my privilege license in order to become a legal business venture in the city of beaufort. the city has been greatly supportive! i am so thankful for that. recently, we went for the building inspection. with a few minor tweaks, we passed relatively easily.  we then had to pass the fire inspection. FAIL. but that is mostly because we have to have the kiln shed wired before we can pass the building inspection. duh, i guess i could've thought of that. also, we failed because of another minor detail we can hopefully bypass (fingers crossed).  this week a lot has happened. our dear friend dave came to finish the kiln shed he and nick started. all it needs is a door! we have electricians coming hopefully before the week is over. things are moving along.
in the meantime, here is what i am working on. these pots are all greenware meaning they have not been fired to make them solid and are still in a raw clay form. i was inspired when my momma inquired about some old pots i had "put on the back burner".  they are not on the back burner anymore! thanks, ma!
anyway, things are moving along. i'll keep ya posted.

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