This vase and two bowls were made by James Davis, and are on display in the Marks of Fire show at the Central Library, within easy walking distance of the Wisconsin Center. I saw so many great pieces of ceramics today. There is no way to show you even a survey of the work. One of the best gallery stops that I made was to the Marshall building. I spent a long time lingering over the Northernwood II, wood-fired Work from Wisconsin. There are so many galleries with ceramics in the Marshal building. I also loved seeing the fantastic work at the DeLind Gallery, “Off Center: Mavericks, Misfits & Heretics.”

The process room was packed all day today. People were standing to watch the demonstrations. I watched Michael Schael’s demonstration on Generosity in Small Forms. His unusual throwing style and rib techniques made me think about throwing in some new ways.

One of the biggest surprises of the day, for me, was the really thought-provoking and beautiful student presentation by Raheleh T. Filsoofi, “Clay as a Record Keeper of Iranian Cultural Heritage.”

What a big day!

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Posted by Kathy Maves

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