We are born. Then we die. Between the gooing and the gloaming, artists are active. I have been involved professionally now for sixty years. What is it like to be here?
Under a somewhat wide definition, kilns have been around for roughly 20,000 years, with the oldest known pottery dating back to the ancient Near East1 Modern kilns turn clay into food-safe and usable…
It all started with my neighborhood friend Barry Hand’s mother Donna Hands, who let Barry and me make some clay dragons at their house. Mrs. Hands was a high school art and ceramics teacher at Davis S…