Resilience Show Opening

On November 1, 2012, the contents of the anagama kiln were put on display at the Main Street Gallery in St Clairsville. Ben Thompson led a very popular ceramics workshop in September. A group of intrepid pottery enthusiasts visited the kiln in action on October 14.

Workshop participants were invited to visit the kiln and pick up their finished pieces at Ben’s show opening titled Resilience. It was a room full of lovely pieces ranging from mugs to large vessels.

Some pieces were glazed, but most surfaces were finished with the patina from wood ash.

We had some fun with the clay mustaches fresh out of the kiln. One of these mustaches is not like the others….

Thanks to Ben and Melanie for the great opportunity to use their kiln! We’re definitely looking forward to future firings.


About mitchcollective

MITCH Collective is a community-driven catalyst promoting creativity in the Ohio Valley. MITCH Collective enriches Martins Ferry, Ohio and nearby towns by: -inviting artists, writers, and musicians to experience the beauty and creative potential of the area while creating new work and interacting with local residents through the residency program. -inspiring a historically economically depressed area by teaching new skills and ideas that will help foster new problem solving approaches for challenges that face the community. -collaborating with nonprofit and municipal organizations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania to bring innovative, interdisciplinary projects to life. Facilities include printmaking, screen printing, sewing, quilting, and bookbinding. Visit for more information.
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