Old Home Pottery

"Throw" Back

Where it all started



Welded kiln frame, 1988


















Bricking and welding, 1988











Layers of refractory insulation













Kiln door being bricked up













Kiln walls waiting for the arch top













Kiln roof catenary arch













Before the first firing












Before the first firing






















One of the first loads of pottery; about all bowls





















Gina Hutchinson: my future wife and the mother of my children













Laboratory testing of a new forced air burner system, after switching the kiln from natural gas to propane more air was needed. So I used some soup cans and a bathroom blower fan. All I can say is I wish I would have gotten some pictures of these when they were burning.

Talk about blue jet flame..







Left: Before firing to 2300°

Right: After firing to 2300°

What are those colored sticks?









About 15 years ago




























Alex Pratton, all grown up now














About half the glazes I work with these days. All formulated by me.