Kiln Walk Society Permanent Collection
Thursday, Sep. 2, 2010
with Don Reitz and
The Kiln Walk Society commemorates and preserves the heritage of the ceramic arts by focusing on the artistic traditions of the Gulf Coast region. In addition, with the construction of the Anagama kiln and other wood fired kilns, they are a nationally recognized center for the study and preservation of wood-firing traditions. Featured is their permanent collection of stellar examples of ceramic art from world renowned ceramic artists.
Mr. Reitz is recognized as one of the most important and influential ceramic artists of this century. Trained at Alfred University in the early 1960's, Reitz has pursued a life-long investigation of salt and wood firing of his ceramic pieces in order to preserve the energy and freshness of his artistic marks and gestures. (Don Reitz died March 19, 2914. We all miss him.)
Mr Reitz will speak during the opening reception, 7:00 PM.
L.A. based film producer and director Patty Newton presented a film short about the initial firing of the Anagama kiln at Navarre, Florida during the opening. This video trailer Alchemy: Portrait of a Wood Fire Kiln can be seen on this webpage (click).
August 23 - October 8, 2010
Opening Reception, Thursday, September 2nd 6- 8 PM.
Gallery Hours: Mon - Thu, 8am - 9pm, Fri, 8am - 4pm
For info. call: 850-484-2550
All events are free and open to the public.
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