NC Mountains Pre-Conference Artist and Conference Panelist
Jones Pottery is owned and operated by Matt and Christine Jones in the beautiful Big Sandy Mush Valley of Leicester, North Carolina (just west of Asheville in Buncombe county).
After loading the kiln with approximately 1200 pots, a small fire is set and maintained for a couple of days to finish drying out the ware. Then we slowly increase the temperature 100 degrees per hour until we reach 2300 degrees.
With our top temperature hovering around 2300 in the front of the kiln, we stoke wood through the side ports rhythmically for the another ten or twelve hours to even out the temperature in the back of the kiln.