Noble Hill Anagama
Several times a year, student artists join professor Mark Terry in a pottery-firing process that follows the earthy, labor-intensive wood-firing methods of ancient Korea. The potters take turns working four-hour shifts during the nonstop three-day process, stoking the fire that will eventually reach 2,500 degrees.
The 125-cubic-foot Noble Hill Kiln is one of only a handful of such “hill-climbing” kilns in Oregon, which provides Fox students with a far more holistic experience than gas or electric kilns offer.
Students say they gain much from engaging in such an interactive process – not only the joy of practicing an ancient art, but especially in finding community.