I generally try to get professional images after every firing to document the best new work.
Sometimes I don’t have time and need to take the work to a show before I can get it photographed.
The next best thing is having my collectors send me images of their new pieces in their homes.
I’m glad to know where this one is, because it was one of my favorites from the last firing and now I can go visit it.
Thanks Wes for the image and for your support and interest in my work.
#newwork #16handsfloydva #potterycollector #woodfiredpottery #woodfiredceramics #joshcopus

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Hey woodfirers! There is a not to be missed symposium in Montana this October organized by @teadubpottery
Check out @culturalconfluencewoodfire to follow along and head over to culturalconfluencewoodfiresymposium.com for more details

This is the latest in a series of international events generously supported by James Kasper (USA) intending to celebrate the confluence of multiple woodfire traditions. Organized by Tara Wilson and held in Helena, MT the symposium will build upon these previous events with a goal of continuing a dialogue encompassing all aspects of contemporary wood fire practices. The mountainous setting and rich ceramic community of Helena will provide a creative arena for presenters and attendees alike to openly exchange ideas, build relationships, celebrate and further the evolution of wood fired ceramics.

#woodfire #woodkiln #woodfiredpottery #woodfiredceramics

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I just finished up a whirlwind 5 days at Florida Atlantic University. We loaded, fired, unloaded, and cleaned the work from 2 kilns. Only one of which made it successfully to temperature… buts that’s how you learn!
I demonstrated and talked a bunch and shared multiple image presentations.
We even found some time to go to the beach and do some bowling.
It was a fantastic time.
I saw a lot of young people become excited about woodfiring. The transformation to empowerment that the kiln can have on people always fascinates me and fills my heart with joy and hope.
Thanks to Angel and Thomas for having me. And most of all thanks to all the students for being interested in my stories.
#visitingartist #fau #woodkiln #woodfire #woodfiredpottery #joshcopus

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Winter is a good time for reflection.
A time to put things in order. A time to remember where we’ve come from and prepare for what is yet to come.
This is a photo from my first winter on the land. This same time of year… but ten years prior.
After the Temple kiln was built but before so many other things were built. Before the studio, the landscaping, the other kilns, and before so much more.
It’s a good reminder of how far we have come. And how long things take when your on the pay as you go plan and doing most of the work yourself.
Good medicine for someone who never feels like they get enough done in a day. A good reminder that the days add up to something special if you just keep showing up and plugging along.
#landproject #apotterslife #woodkiln #woodfiredpottery #joshcopus

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