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“Patrick’s Profoundness”

Patrick Rademaker joined us for Ashfest as our “Official Supervisor of All Things Necessary in the Extremely Laborious Task of Woodfiring”.  I’ve known Patrick for several years, and he is always upbeat, energetic, funny, and an all around nice fella.  At NCECA I asked Patrick if he would like to come to Ashfest as my…



Looking back at Ashfest 2014

It is hard to believe Ashfest was one month ago.  The 2 weeks we spent in North Carolina flew by before I knew it. Everything is still crystal clear; pulling up to the farm late in the evening, loading the kiln, firing, visiting artists studios, unloading, then driving home.  A whirlwind of experiences, friendships, and…



Right around the corner…

Ashfest is right around the corner, and it’s shaping up to be an awesome experience.  2 weeks ago I attended the NCECA conference, and returned with the flu.  It’s been a tough bug to kick, but I finally made it back into the studio yesterday.  I’ve made a few changes to my studio practice in…



Registration form available on the “Info” page

We have the registration form up on the “info” page.  So far there are about 14 folks signed up, and new info is up about accommodations.  Dan has a pretty sweet setup, with nice public restrooms and showers open those who will be camping.  Nick Joerling just gave a great workshop, and Dan fired “Mama”…



Ashfest 2014

Dan, Logan, and Justin got together in June 2013 at Taos Clay.  Justin and Logan gave a wood firing workshop, and Dan attended with his buddy Ken from Bailey, NC.  After a great week of loading, firing, eating, hanging out, and unloading Dan asked Logan and Justin if they would like to do a firing…