Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild



Jo Killen

I strive to create pottery that will enhance your enjoyment of life; whether it is to sit down to a simple meal presented in a beautiful ceramic bowl, or to enjoy a moment of aesthetic pleasure from an art piece.

I am particularly interested in the effects of ancient pit-fire and saggar techniques. The process is a partnership between the artist and nature. The artist sets the stage with the selection of clays, shapes, and slips. Then elements of the fire, sawdust, cow dung, seaweed, wood, and various chemicals such as copper carbonate, combine to breath life into the pots. The outcomes are unpredictable and often of exquisite beauty.

I was a practicing sculptor for many years, an art teacher, a graphic designer, and illustrator.


Coming Events & Venues

Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival, Palo Alto CA




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