The piece I’ve been working on in the “Finding Voice” class, tentatively titled “Vessel for the Experiences of Summer ‘14.” I’m probably not finished with it yet since the summer isn’t over yet. #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts #beads #borosilicate #ceramics  (at Penland School of Crafts)

The piece I’ve been working on in the “Finding Voice” class, tentatively titled “Vessel for the Experiences of Summer ‘14.” I’m probably not finished with it yet since the summer isn’t over yet. #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts #beads #borosilicate #ceramics (at Penland School of Crafts)

Much thanks to the class in upper clay fro firing my components. Shots of the piece I’ve been working on for the “Finding Voice” class coming soon. #penland #ceramics #penlandschoolofcrafts  (at Penland School of Crafts)

Much thanks to the class in upper clay fro firing my components. Shots of the piece I’ve been working on for the “Finding Voice” class coming soon. #penland #ceramics #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland School of Crafts)

Contents of the wood firing laid out on the side of the hill next to the kiln pad. #ceramics #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts  (at Penland School of Crafts)

Contents of the wood firing laid out on the side of the hill next to the kiln pad. #ceramics #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland School of Crafts)

My haul out of the wood firing. #ceramics #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland School of Crafts)

My haul out of the wood firing. #ceramics #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland School of Crafts)

One of the items I snuck into the salt chamber of the wood kiln. #penland #ceramics #penlandschoolofcrafts  (at Penland School of Crafts)

One of the items I snuck into the salt chamber of the wood kiln. #penland #ceramics #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland School of Crafts)

More beading over random stuff. Waiting for stuff to come out of kilns to see if I can pull everything together into a cohesive piece. #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts  (at Penland School of Crafts)

More beading over random stuff. Waiting for stuff to come out of kilns to see if I can pull everything together into a cohesive piece. #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland School of Crafts)

Hikidashi time! #ceramics #kilnlife #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland School of Crafts)

A couple thrown and carved pieces in the dry box. I need to take a break between doing these. These are experiments for a larger piece. #ceramics #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts  (at Penland School of Crafts)

A couple thrown and carved pieces in the dry box. I need to take a break between doing these. These are experiments for a larger piece. #ceramics #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland School of Crafts)

I’m not in the wood firing class this session, but they were kind enough to fit a few small pieces in the firing for me. I love this place! #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts  (at Penland School of Crafts)

I’m not in the wood firing class this session, but they were kind enough to fit a few small pieces in the firing for me. I love this place! #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland School of Crafts)

Another preview/teaser/progress shot. #beads #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts  (at Penland School of Crafts)

Another preview/teaser/progress shot. #beads #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland School of Crafts)