Stocking The Fire

March / April 2013

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clayArtArtist from all over the state and beyond gather perennially to bring a new vision to an ancient craft. On the grounds of the University of Montevallo, tucked between the tennis courts and the patch of woods behind the campus, a group of teachers and students kindle an ancient technique in ceramic artwork. For more than a decade, Dr. Scott Meyer, professor of art, has led students and colleagues in the firing the anagama kiln at the University of Montevallo, celebrating the 20th firing last autumn. But while firing the kiln is hardly a rare occasion, Meyer insists that each procedure is a singular experience. “Every load that we fire is different,” he says. “I oblige my students to be unique. There have been a lot of...


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