Holiday Open House 2014
Expanded sale with unique items from our Resident Artists.
Activities on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday include Majolica tile painting for adults $5.00 each
Activities on Saturday and Sunday include painted ornaments for children - $3.00 each
Demonstrations, raffle to win selected works from the Resident Artists at $1.00 per ticket.
Sunday see a rare demonstration of a gas kiln firing, meet the artists manning the kiln.
The Tradition of Kiln Gods in Pottery
From Homer's Epigram's fragment 14
Potters, if you give me a reward, I will sing for you. Come, then, Athena [goddess of craft], with hand upraised over the kiln. Let the pots and all the dishes turn out well and be well fired: let them fetch good prices and be sold in plenty in the market. Grant that the potters may get great gain and grant me so to sing to them. But if you turn shameless and make false promises, then I call together the destroyers of kilns, Suntribos (Shatter) and Smaragon (Smash) and Asbetos (Charr) and Sabaktes (Crash) and Omodamos (Crudebake) who can work this craft much mischief. Come all of you and sack the kiln-yard and the buildings: let the whole kiln be shaken up to the potter's loud lament. As a horse's jaw grinds, so let the kiln grind to powder all the pots inside.
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