7063 App Road, Two Harbors, MN

Lucky Dog Farm, Host

Ashley Hise, Guest

I have always been drawn in by the growth patterns found in shells and bones – they evoke for me that intuitive feeling of a spiritual ordering principle at work; the ancient, reassuring relationship between transfiguration and time.  The ridges and curves in my work are inspired by the bones; they are fluid and unfolding, graceful and strong, they speak to me of water, birth and the evolving nature of physical existence.  During my process of wheel-throwing, sculpting and firing I like to emphasize that which is not in my control: the cracks that form as the clay is stretched along a curve, the movement and mixing of glazes as they react to the heat of the kiln, and the materials in the clay that flash and blush from the kiln atmosphere.

Jeff Hall, Guest

I did not get into woodworking until I was 45 years old and I would have given up if it was not for a mentor.  Thanks to all the mentors.