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Gallery: Harstine Island Wood Kilns


John Benn and Colleen Gallagher
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Work by John Benn
John Benn - Vase Form 2
“Vase Form 2”
by John Benn
(11” x 10” x 10”)
Stoneware wood fired to Cone 12 over 72 hours; Awarded Second Place at the 18th Strictly Functional Pottery National 2010.
John Benn - Cylinder Vase Form
“Cylinder Vase Form”
by John Benn
(13” x 5” x 5”)
Locally dug stoneware wood fired to Cone 12 over 72 hours.

John Benn - Jar
“Jar”
by John Benn
(13” x 12” x 12”)
Locally dug stoneware wood fired to Cone 12 over 72 hours.
Colleen Gallagher - Cruet with Lacewing
“Cruet with Lacewing”
by Colleen Gallagher
(7” x 5” x 2”)
Danish White (WC-841); flashing slip and oxides; wood fired and salt glazed to Cone 12.
Colleen Gallagher - Dragonfly and Mantis Vases
“Dragonfly and Mantis”
by Colleen Gallagher
(13” x 7” x 4”)
Danish White (WC-841); flashing slip and oxides; wood fired to Cone 12 over 72 hours.


Colleen Gallagher and I live in a temperate rain forest, so wood is plentiful. Nevertheless we don't need to cut live trees to burn in our kilns. We collect wood scrap whenever possible. Winter storms bring down trees every year on our property and our neighbors' property. Another source is wood we purchase from a charity in the nearby town of Shelton, Washington. A company in town produces telephone poles from local timber. Poles that are determined to be defective are given to a charity that pays the unemployed to cut and deliver it as cordwood. The profit collected on sale of the cordwood is used to fund Toys for Kids, that buys Christmas gifts of new toys for the children of needy families. This program does a lot of good for a lot of people in my community, and we are happy to be a small part of it.

-John Benn
Harstine Island Wood Kilns




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