I’ve done posts before about Ojo Sarco Pottery (see previous posts Ojo Sarco Pottery, Part 1, Kathy Riggs and Ojo Sarco Pottery, Part 2, Jake Willson), but I just came across this wonderful video, shot by a PBS photographer, about the making of their pottery, which I wanted to share with you. I also notice they have a lovely new website which you all should explore: ojosarco.com. I quote from their website here:
“We both came to New Mexico because of it’s natural beauty and want to preserve that as much as possible. The natural environment is what inspires us in our lives and work. We try to be as conscientious about energy use as we can by firing in well insulated state of the art electric kilns & working in a passive solar studio. We fire during “offpeak” hours and buy all our electricity from wind power. Our work is high fired so that it is extremely durable and can last for years of use. In our production all of our scrap clay is recycled and reused again. We use recycled materials in all of our shipping and by working out of our home and studio we no longer have to commute to shows. Most of all we try to make a product that will last in people’s homes for many years and will hopefully bring them as much satisfaction as it has for us to make it.”
And here is the link to the YouTube video:
It documents, well, the process of these two potters. Enjoy!
Love to you all,