Clay Times Back Issues Vol. 21 Issue 99 - Winter/Spring 2015 - Page 33

Fired Works Attractions and Excursions Pictured above: Various images of Ocmulgee National Monument museum, exhibits, & grounds • Ocmulgee National Monument — Step back thousands of years to discover the earliest use of Georgia’s rich clay by the inhabitants who first settled along the Ocmulgee River. See pottery artifacts and expert reproductions at “the place where Man first sat down,” according to Native American lore. Enjoy a scrumptious farm-to-table lunch during Fired Works’ expanded opening weekend event at Ocmulgee (photos above) and explore the ancient grounds. http://www.nps.gov/ocmu/index.htm • Lizella Clay & Merritt Pottery — See the wellspring of famous red Georgia clay used by potters worldwide. The Lizella Clay Company was founded by area potter Mark Merritt’s father many years ago. A sixth generation Georgia potter, Mark digs, dries, cleans, pugs, and packages the Lizella clay as a one-man operation! He also throws traditional Crawford County pottery and utilitarian pieces. Wife Coni does most of the glazing, and recently started decorating the face jugs and other pieces Mark throws. The Merritts host a popular annual November pottery show in central Georgia’s Crawford County, just outside of Macon. http://merrittpottery.tripod.com/ Mark Merritt at his at Lizella clay mine/studio Roger Jamison in his wood firing kiln shed • Roger Jamison’s Wood-Fired Studio Pottery — Roger has operated a wood firing pottery near Juliette, GA since 1990. He taught ceramics, design, and drawing at Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts from 1974-2009. His work has been shown in national juried competitions in the U.S. since 1969, as well as in Italy and Japan. In 1978, Roger was artist-inresidence with the University of Georgia’s Studies Abroad program in Cortona, Italy; as well as in 2004 in Japan, where he studied traditional wood firing techniques. Roger works with two related firing techniques using stoneware and porcelain clays in wood-fired salt glazing and in longer firings in an anagama (cave kiln), with wood alone creating natural ash-glazed surfaces. Roger and his wife Sherrie have a home and studio near Juliette, Georgia, where in 2000 he built a 250- cu.-ft. Japanese-style anagama that holds 500 or more pieces. Roger fires it twice a year with the help of a team of Georgia potters and friends. http://www.rogerjamison.com/ [ CLAYTIMES·COM n WINTER / SPRING 2015 33 Fired Works Attractions and Excursions • Ocmulgee National Monument — Step back thousands of years to discover the earliest use of Georgia’s rich clay by the inhabitants who first settled along the Ocmulgee River. See pottery artifacts and expert reproductions at “the place where Man first sat down,” according to Native American lore. Enjoy a scrumptious farm-to-table lunch during Fired Works’ expanded opening weekend event at Ocmulgee (photos above) and explore the ancient grounds. http://www.nps.gov/ocmu/index.htm • Roger Jamison’s Wood-Fired Studio Pottery — Roger has operated a wood firing pottery near Juliette, GA since 1990. He taught ceramics, design, ɅݥЁ5ɍȁUٕͥé 1Ʌ́ɽ(д丁!́ݽɬ́͡ݸ)ѥɥѥѥ́)ѡTLͥ䰁́ݕ́%х))()5ɬ5ɥЁЁ́Ё1镱䁵Ց()%ఁIȁ݅́ѥеɕͥݥѠѡUٕͥ䁽)ɝéMՑ́ɽɽɅ) ѽ%х쁅́ݕ́Ё))ݡɔՑɅѥ)ݽɥѕՕ̸Iȁݽɭ)ݥѠݼɕѕɥѕՕ)ͥѽ݅ɔɍ)ݽɕͅЁ饹ȁɥ́ٔ)ݥѠݽɕѥɅ)͠镐ə̸)Iȁ́ݥMɥٔ)Ցȁ)ձєɝݡɔեЁԸи)͔屔ѡ)̀ȁɔ̸Iȁɕ)Ёݥ啅ȁݥѠѡ)ѕɝѕ́ɥ̸)l)輽ܹɽɩͽ()Iȁ)ͽ́ݽɥ͡() 1eQ%5O =4]%9QHMAI%9(+1镱 䀘5ɥЁAѕ䃊P)Mѡݕɥ́ɕ)ɝ͕ѕ́ݽɱݥQ1镱 ݅)չ䁅ɕѕȁ5ɬ5ɥӊéѡȁ啅́ͥѠ)ɅѥɝѕȰ5ɬ)̰ɥ̰̰՝̰́ѡ1镱䁅́)Ʌѥ!ͼѡɽ́Ʌѥ) Ʌݙɐ չѕ䁅ѥхɥ̸] ́)ѡ饹ɕѱхѕ)Ʌѥѡ՝́ѡ)́5ɬѡɽ̸Q5ɥ)ЁձȁՅ9ٕ)ѕ͡܁Ʌɝe) Ʌݙɐ չ䰁Ёͥ)5輽ɥѕɥ()AɕٔYɥ́́=ձ)9ѥ5յЁ͕մᡥ̰ɽչ((((0