Category Archives: Simon Levin

Do you have a woodkiln?

Do you have a woodkiln? Simon Levin is building a map of woodkilns from around the world. It’s a searchable database.  What an amazing resource this is going to be!  Help out by submitting your kiln or passing this onto someone you know who has a wood kiln.   
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For privacy reasons only post kilns submitted by the owner’s of those kilns will be added.

If you would like to add your kiln to the database: Please email Simon Levin, simon@woodfire.com with the following information: 

  • Type of kiln
  • Size in cubic feet
  • Street address and zip code
  • Any information as to what the kiln building looks like, ex: green roof or to the east of the house
  • Contact name and information
  • Any website you want linked to the information

This would be a great thing to do for soda kilns too…maybe after I move…

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Another great project that Simon has been working on is The Studio Potter Collector Card Series. Its a fundraiser for my favorite journal: The Studio Potter. This is the first in a series of 3 packs of 11 and includes MVP’s and Rookies :)

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American Mug – Facebook Application

There’s a new way to share handmade pottery with your friends: American Mug. Simon Levin, created a cool Facbook application where you can share a mug with your Facebook friends made by an American potter. They’re not actual mugs, just an image of a real mug. Simon says: “You will be sorely disappointed if you try and fill them with coffee.” If haven’t tried that yet, but I’m guessing that he’s right on that one.

This is what it looks like (you might recognize some of the mugs):

If you’re on Facebook, just follow this link, and start sharing some pottery love.

And for some more virtual pottery sharing, here are some images of Simon‘s work:

Live! From NCECA 2008 – Pittsburgh

Greetings from Pittsburgh! It’s been quite a week. I’ve met a lot of great people, put faces to names that I’ve come to know through this blog, caught up with old friends, bought pots, bought tools, heard great speakers, participated in lively discussions, and looked at and picked up what must be hundreds of pots and the conference is only half over!

I wanted to share a handful of images of pieces that I’ve seen at shows this week. This is just a little itty bitty taste of what I’ve seen. Enjoy! (click on the images to see a bigger image.)

Beth Lo. I find this piece incredibly endearing.
Justin Rothshank. This has a dinosaur on it! Fossil fuel… get it?

 

Naomi Cleary. I just love how the drawings are on the inside of this cup.
Diana Fayt. I love Diana’s work and this is the first time I have gotten to see her work in person. It’s even more impressive in person.

 

Ursula Hargens. Her works makes me crave spring even more than I already am! 
Simon Levin. I am such a fan of Simon’s work. I don’t know anyone else that gets surfaces like his out of a wood kiln (or any other kiln for that matter!).