Susan Duhan Felix, Ceramic Artist

Ancestors Installation

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.

Upcoming Events:

Put July 23, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the JCC East Bay on your calendar for a very special evening.

Last year poems were presented to me on my birthday, July 23, at the JCC East Bay along with klezmer music and a dance party. At the event many people said they wanted to write poems or were intending to write poems. Also some of the poets in “Stay Amazed" were unable to read last year. Some of them will be reading this year. Al Young former poet laureate of California will be reading.

There will be new poems by Bruce Bierman, Sylvia Boorstein, Sandi Cohn, Marisa Handler, Stephanie Johnson, Gary Lapow, Zigi Lowenberg, Yiskah Rosenfeld, and many others. There will also be songs written by Lester Chambers (of the Chamber Brothers), Linda Hirschhorn, and Betsy Rose.The evening will conclude with live klezmer music and dancing led by Bruce Bierman.

Please take a look at my New Work, Ritual Objects, and Other Works page.

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