Monday, June 23, 2008

More digging...

A little more excavation today to work on some drainage issues around the new kiln pad and also to dig the ditch for the electrical conduit which will run from the garage to the new shed.

The skies opened up immediately after the excavator left and filled our new ditch with a foot of water. That's okay - we need to figure out the electrical code anyway.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


There's no turning back now. The kiln pad is poured.
Matt Did a great job finishing the surface and will be back this weekend to remove the forms. It's been an exciting morning for me and I'm glad we postponed it a day considering the hail storm that came through western MA yesterday.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

work work work...

Tim is digging a ditch for the Alaskan slab to be poured on Monday...while I continue to make pots upstairs in the studio and dream of new glazes to try in reduction this coming Fall!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

"Build Like A Pro"

Tim is quite the handyman but he has never built anything of this scale - he has made lots of renovations to our home. So he's reading and planning how to approach the kiln shed so that when the kiln is delivered we can raise a roof over it asap.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Excavation complete

Ed and Jay finished the excavation on Monday and the pad is level and ready for concrete. We had planned on a flat slab but are now considering an Alaskan slab because of the amount of water that comes off the mountain behind us.