On a windy Friday night, community members and residents of Taos Clay meticulously wadded and loaded over 300 glazed pots to be fired in our manabigama kiln. Ceramic artists as far as Albuquerque traveled to Taos to include their ceramic works into the monthly wood firing.The firing spanning over two days will be finished today at noon.
Back view of the Manabigama kiln
Scott McClellan, Resident Artist at Taos Clay, stokes the manabigama kiln with scrap wood
Scott McClellan, Sarah Newberry, and Rene Robles takes a coffee break during morning firing shift.
Eliot, the Kiln God, watches over the wood firing
This weekend Taos Clay was fortunate to host Tim Rowan for a three day hands on workshop focused on finding and working native clays for wood firing. We explored the landscape of northern New Mexico collecting and testing native materials. We also spent time watching Tim demo his work using our own local clay. Here are some highlights from the weekend.
Glazed By Fire an atmospheric invitational curated by resident artist, Scott McClellan opened May 3, marking the re-opening of the Taos Clay Gallery. It was a long month of construction and reorganization, but the new space looks beautiful! We are so happy to have been able to host so many incredibly talented artists. Stop by the gallery all this month to check out the show, and follow us on instagram at @taosclay to see a new piece from the show every day.