Announcing
The Annual ClaySpace Competition.
This year's theme is "Three Piece Place Setting"
Friday, April 3, 7:00 to 9:00 in the ClaySpace Gallery
Open to resident artists, sublets, interns, and current ClaySpace students
1st Prize $100
2nd Prize $50
3rd Prize A box of Clay

To be judged by vote

3 Piece Table Place Setting.
Pieces are your choice.
For example: dinner plate, salad plate, bowl or plate, bowl, cup.
Made of 80% clay or glass, hand built, or thrown, and functional.
$5 fee for up to three, three place setting entries.
To enter email Marie:  m13w13g13@yahoo.com

All entries will be on display in the Gallery in April and photographed for the website and other promotional materials.

 

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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