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.
LESTER CHAMBERS DAY in the City of Berkeley with after Party at Art House Gallery & Cultural Center April 7th Tuesday Night! 7-10PM
The event takes place in the City Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA, 94704. Come before 7pm and you will be out by 7:30. A Reception and Birthday Party will follow at the Art House Gallery at 2905 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley at 8pm. If you would like to attend please bring something special to eat or drink (Non Alcoholic).
Holocaust Remembrance Day – Sunday,April 12 @ 12 noon
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life – 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA The 13th Annual Remembrance Day honoree is Sonia Korn-Grimani. The event will have music and performance by Jennie Chabon, Eliana Kissner, Benji Marx, Stephanie Anne Johnson and Susan D. Felix. For more information contact our council office at 510-981-7170
Susan Duhan Felix, Ceramic Artist