Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Geothermal


Yesterday Gary Brewer, an excavator from Westmoore, began to dig the 6 foot deep trenches for our geothermal system being installed by Comfort South.  Gary is the husband of Nancy Brewer, she works with her brother Boyd Owens at Original Owens Pottery. We will be using a geothermal heat pump to cool and heat our new home and studio. We were thrilled when we came out of our studio to find the variety of clays and materials that were coming out of the ground.
 It is amazing the quick change in the material veins. Colors ranged from a rich maroon to white.
Bruce is compelled to get samples of the various materials for testing in clay bodies and glazes. Very exciting!!! Ben Owen III just told us that the white material is sometimes called "Buck Taller" locally.

3 comments:

Jerry said...

What an unexpected bonus from a geothermal install! We were looking into geothermal, but at the time it was cost prohibitive. It is such a wonderful resource though, hopefully we can use it in the future. Good luck with the tests.

Michael Kline said...

Wow, It looks great. Can I have some? ;-)

Bruce and Samantha said...

Hey Michael,
Which flavor?