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HS Student Creates Impressive Ceramics Using an Anagama Wood Kiln

Senior Ian Stettner '21 managed to stay productive with his ceramic practice during remote learning this year, generating a series of impressive porcelain vessels that connect to his similar interests in archeology and ancient civilizations.
Dalton has maintained a longstanding relationship with Roger Bauman, a potter in Lake Peekskill, NY. Each year, Dalton Visual Arts Teacher David Rubin brings up a range of student wares (and sometimes students) to participate in firing an Anagama style wood kiln. The firing takes five days of constant stoking to complete.
 
During the prolonged firing, the accumulation of ash combines with the high temperatures to generate the unique glaze and surface effects that are a prized result of this archaic methodology.

Story submitted by Visual Arts Teacher David Rubin
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