Originally from Miami, FL, I developed an interest in pottery after writing a couple of stories on potters for The Enquirer Journal in Monroe, NC. I settled in the area in the 1980s, covering Seagrove for the Courier-Tribune in Asheboro. I stepped behind the potter's wheel full time in 1986, when I opened up WILD ROSE POTTERY in Whynot, just south of Seagrove. I now own and operate FROM THE GROUND UP, just south of Seagrove. I also play Irish flute.
Here's a quick peak into the kiln. The temperature reading on my pyrometer was about 600 F. Peaking in here and there, I saw some nice effects, some bloating, one long flat piece cracked, my two large platters intact and some nice ash buildup. Cone 13 is flat in the front and cone 11 is haflway down towards the back. I'll be unloading tomorrow morning.