Anagama Kiln Firing
April 16, 2018
In March, PNCA took a group of students camping at the East Creek anagama kiln run by Joe Robinson. Joe's kiln is an amazing collaborative experience, as it takes many people chopping wood and stoking fire to pull this firing off. An anagama kiln is an ancient type of underground, wood fired pottery kiln brought to Japan from China via Korea in the 5th century. Firings at the kiln take five days, and we were invited to come for the opening of the kiln after the fifth day of firing.
In preparation Joe held two workshops at PNCA to help us create a piece to be fired in the kiln.
We had a blast watching some exciting “hikidashi” techniques, eating a roasted pig, and we were even treated to some fire dancing by one of our talented students! What an awesome place.
Thank you for photos to student Sarah Saaristo.
Pacific Northwest College of Art extends a huge congratulations to MFA in Visual Studies alumna Elizabeth Malaska, who was recently named one of the 2021 Guggenheim Fellows in Fine Arts.
It is with deep admiration and respect that Pacific Northwest College of Art remembers Dorothy Lemelson who passed away on March 10, 2021.
The museum obtained the painting through a generous gift on behalf of PNCA Board Chair Scott. D. Musch.
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