Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Stray Pics.

Here are a few random pictures from the last two weeks of summer classes. I never got around to posting them during the classes. Enjoy!
-HP Bloomer


Friday, August 16, 2013

Unloading Time Lapse and Soda Kiln Images

This is a time lapse I did of my unloading this week. This was my first firing in the Arrowmont Soda Kiln and while it was slightly uneven it was still a pretty good firing. Its nice to be pulling work out o f a soda kiln again. While I  have enjoyed the ease of loading and firing  gas or electric kilns I have missed the surfaces that the atmosphere imbues upon the work.
-HP Bloomer

(Music by and used with permission of Spitfire Tumbleweeds and TXMF Records)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Glazing and Wadding and loading and time lapse....

I've been busy getting work glazed and ready for loading into the soda kiln over the last week. Here is a clip of me glazing late into the night at light speed and another of wadding pots and loading the bottom shelf of the soda kiln here at Arrowmont. I will try to take another time lapse of the unloading and will be attempting to shoot all the work before taking it up to the Artist In Residence Open studio this Wednesday at 5pm. Hope to see some of you there.
-HP Bloomer

Saturday, August 10, 2013

just past the red barn...

If you've ever been to Arrowmont, you know there is a magic land beyond the red barn where nature is reclaiming its territory. I took some photos many weeks ago and thought I would share...