This entry is and has been a long time coming, back in the early 2000's the begining on a new milinieum and very early in my artistic career, I was approached by the what was then the Anaheim Museum, which at that point in time occupied the historic Anaheim Public Library on the corner on Anaheim blvd and broadway. The Museum at that time had an exciting vision and plans for a total restoration and expansion of their small yet charming museum.
|pottery on display at the Anaheim Museum|
|broken fire pit pottery|
It was an incredibly fun and fulfilling project, to construct and design
the pots. The overall construction was a no brainer as I was already practing pottery in the hand coiled method, however it was the overall look of the pots that I didn't no how to acquire. Working in just one methond of ceramics and not having a broader knowledge of the ceramic arts. It forced me to take a semester of ceramics and understand the method of outdoor pit fired pottery which is somewhat similiar to raku. This was a wonderful opportunity for me and became a major catalyst in furthering my knowledge and admiration for the ceramic arts. It also helped me to become more serious about what I was doing and to further inspire me to promote and show my work to a much greater degree. So if you are in Anaheim, CA please check out the Muzeo/Anaheim Museum, Anaheim's premier establishment for the arts, and make sure you check out their installment of the History of Anaheim.
|large terra cotta pot hand coild and pit fired|
|hand coild hand built pot pit fired for that smokey charred look|
|entry way in the Anaheim Museum/Muzeo History of Anaheim|
|the beautiful and new look to the Anaheim Museum, Anaheim, CA|
|large open bowl hand coiled in red clay body and pit fired|