The flames are released. The heat rises and settles over the pieces in the kiln, freezing them in their current forms. For better or worse, they are now frozen in fire. Not all pieces will survive this process and the artist must choose the piece which, in their eyes, has met perfection.
The Frozen in Fire exhibition explores the insight of artists being satisfied with their work. Is the pot just a container to hold things or does it hold ideas? Each vessel is meant to be looked at, appreciated and contemplated. The exhibition features ceramic works by celebrated artists: Jack Earl, Janis Mars Wunderlich, Richard Schneider, Tom Radca, Robert Pulley, Adrian Saxe, Toshiko Takaezu, and others.
There are many different ways in which a vessel can be approached aesthetically –all of which are Frozen in Fire.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.