My work is pit fired ceramic. Pit firing, one of the most primitive of firing methods, requires surrender of control over results. I surrender my artwork and control to fire and trust in what will emerge. This process is dependent on trust and faith. Just as one day can be more beautiful than the next, I am given differing blessings from the pit. A few are more amazing than others. As we can trust in the light returning on a daily basis, I have come to trust the powerful pieces emerging from the flames. I am drawn to the mystery and magic of the ancient and try to evoke similar responses in my art. The Hebrew words for faith, emunah and art, omanut come from the same root. My pieces represent the constant struggle to find the light amidst the darkness and chaos of our lives.
Show at the Gallery of Fremont Art Association. It opened August 1st and is running until September 23rd. There are two pieces that I did in collaboration with Arash Shirinbab.
Collect! 2016 at the Berkeley Art Center (1275 Walnut Street). The Preview Party is September 10th, 6-8 p.m. I plan to be there.
“We are the Bridge” at JCC San Rafael (200 N San Pedro Road, San Rafael). The opening is Sunday, September 18th from 1 to 3 p.m.
I am most thrilled to be juried into the Berkeley Civic Center Show. I have regularly attended openings of the show, and believe it’s juried with a great deal of integrity. This is the first time I’ve entered it. The opening will be sometime in November. When I have the date I will post it.
This is an invitation to the Collect! and “We are the Bridge” openings.
Please take a look at my New Work, Ritual Objects, and Other Works page.
Susan Duhan Felix, Ceramic Artist