Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:46 AM
Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:38 PM
Ask a fireman about fire; you'll get to see a side of your "friend" that can be quite disturbing.
Immediate Past President; Potters Council
Professor of Ceramics; New Hampshire Insitute of Art
Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:22 AM
All my kilns are outdoors under metal roofs with sides mostly open. The studio space is for making not firing.
Fire is your friend when contained when not its a monster.
Keep it safe.
Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:40 AM
During a big blackout the block was as dark as could be, the fire house turned on the fire truck lights and lit up our street; it made us all feel so safe walking home. Growing up I always felt fortunate and safe having a fire house on our street.
Not until I moved away did I have a chance to see from my window fire fighters at work; there was a blazing fire across the alley. The fire was so hot that it made my windows hot; that's how close it was. I had a clear view straight into the burning building. It was the first time I had seen fire fighters at work. It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen. The fire fighters went into the blazing fire to fight it. They stood in the middle of the blazing rooms looking at the fire, analyzing how best to fight it. And fight it they did.
Fire fighters are by far the bravest men I have ever seen in my entire life. From that day forward my respect for fire has grown but my respect and appreciation for the fire fighters is greater. God Bless them all.