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Midwest Clay Artists

Spiva is proud this year to again showcase the wizards of the Midwest Clay Artists. They are challenging themselves with methods of alternative firing. No electric or kiln firing, but methods like raku, saggar, and horsehair firing. Normally, these alchemists are creating functional pieces, objects you can use in daily living. This year they are leaping out of the box, forging gorgeous surfaces that are not functional, but still available for purchase and display. Just don’t put your coffee in them.

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