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.


The show at the Berkeley Art Center closes on January 19. I'd like to urge people to see the piece on display.
I have several pieces on exhibit at the Islamic Cultural Center show of collaboration. The Center is located on Madison and 14th street in Oakland. The exhibit runs through February 24 when there is a closing party. The ICCNC is open Friday and Saturday noon to 4 PM.

I had a three-part piece accepted for the annual art show in Berkeley City Hall. The date for the reception has not yet been set. I will post it as soon as I know it.

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

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