Check out the Serendipity wood fired sculptural exhibit at Crimson Laurel Gallery in North Carolina curated by Eric Knoche. And here is the functional portion of the exhibit. One of these days I'd like to build a small wood kiln just big enough to fire a few of my towers. There's plenty of wood available here in Florida. I see ads all the time for free wood being given away. Is there such a thing as Cone 6 wood firing I wonder? Maybe I'll try firing a tower in a barrel firing. It's been a long time since I used it. I've also heard of firing in place with refractory fabric. Do you know about that type of firing? There's a dead blackjack oak on the lot next to us which is dropping its dead branches. I'd like to gather them and use the wood to fire a piece.
The other day I made curry shrimp. I put a cup of rice on to cook. I peeled and butterflied the shrimp and set them aside. I chopped and sauteed some fresh ginger and an onion till soft then added some chopped red cubanelle peppers which are similar in flavor to bell peppers. After the peppers were soft I added the shrimp. While that was cooking in a separate saucepan I put one small can of coconut milk and added two tablespoons of curry powder, one teaspoon of turmeric, and one half teaspoon of cayenne pepper. I cooked that over medium heat till it started to boil and boiled it for five minutes to thicken it, then added that to the shrimp mixture. I placed the cooked rice on the plate and topped it with the curry shrimp mixture. Oh boy this is good.
Careful the sauce will stain your clothing and anything else it comes into contact with, due to the strong color of the turmeric. It seems like foods with strong colors have lots of health benefits. There's much research going on today with turmeric to determine it's affects in fighting off several diseases, please see the link. Today I'll be at the farmer's market in Beverly Hills selling my pottery; I hope it doesn't rain till the afternoon. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.