Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I am still here...

Life's been crazy! I will post more on that later. We did manage to get out of town last Saturday night, and head over to FireFest at STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise. This is where we buy our clay, but it is also a business incubator with lots of other cool stuff going on, one of which is FireFest. FireFest is a two day festival celebrating the role of fire in the creation of art. Along with lots of workshops, there was glass blowing demos, a wood firing, an iron pour, music, food, and beer. 


Each year at FireFest, a large ceramic sculpture is created and fired. This year, Seagrove artist, Carol Gentithes built a sculpture of a magical tree trunk. It was wood fired in this bottle kiln, during the festivities.

The sculpture's unveiling was the grand finale of the festival.


It was a sight to behold, under a fabulous, full moon.


Jeff went back to STARworks today to help unload the wood kiln. He was able to snap this photo of the finished sculpture, in daylight...


3 comments:

  1. How wonderful to celebrate how much fire contributes to art. I love the before, during and after photos of the magical tree. Thanks so much.

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  2. What a cool event! And that tree sculpture, WOW!

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  3. what a cool sculpture, an iron pour? hum maybe they can make clappers. ha.

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