KEITH RECKER is the founder and editor of HAND/EYE Magazine, a journal of global handmade creativity, and has worked in U.S. and international artisan business development for over 20 years.
THE POTTER IS PRESENT
By Keith Recker
Alex Matisses Creative Cycle of Intention, Accident, and Community
Snow. An old black dog. A worn white house tucked into a mountain valley. Across a small field, flames rocket upward from the brick chimney of a massive wood fired kiln protected by a shed roof. The red-orange flare means East Fork Pottery is in the midst of a firing, a seven day cycle of heat, smoke, and gradual cooling that produces over 1,000 pots ranging from monumental forms and dynamically patterned chargers to simple vases, bowls, and cups.