The (Ceramic) Elephant in the Room But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late".
Bob Dylan, All Along the Watchtower
As I become increasingly concerned about the impact of global warming on our planet, I am looking for ways that will allow us to continue to work with clay while at the same time reduce our energy consumption. Every time I fire a kiln, either in my studio or at school, I am cognizant of the effect on the environment. Over the course of my career,
I have made thousands of ceramic forms, both pottery and sculpture. In the process, I have consumed a lot of fossil fuels, probably more than my share. When I factor in the work of my students for the past...