We are delighted to approach the first firing in our new reduction kiln, build the week of August 9-15, by our dear friend and potter Mark Peters. Mark has previously built kilns at Penland and at Warren Wilson College as well as various other places. Named Gracie in hopes the name beckons the grace of the kiln gods, she has a loading area of 31" x 31" x 52" high and will be fueled by four burners. The welding work was performed by another great friend and Folk School Resident Blacksmith, Paul Garrett. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL.