2nd Place – Ceramics
Title of Art Piece: Touched By Fire
Category: Ceramics – 2023
Student/Artist’s Name: Matilda Rogers
School: Haines High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement: The teapot titled ‘Touched By Fire’ showcases the glaze results of a soda firing. I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to take part in an atmospheric firing. The learning experience was incredible. For my piece, I chose to showcase the elements of the firing process by placing the wadding on visible side of the teapot lid and locating the spot in the kiln with the least amount of reduction. I hoped for a pot that communicated the story of the fire in the kiln and I was pleased with my results.
Artwork Dimensions: 5.5 in x 4.25 in

Original Images:
1. https://artalaska.org/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/52-a6a69575a0bcf9c504f5378a8b3c8199/2023/03/Touched-by-Fire1.JPG

2. https://artalaska.org/index.php?gf-download=2023%2F03%2FTouched-by-fire2.JPG&form-id=52&field-id=38&hash=51962d597fefbeaf42dc9cdf454a3f626a5ec03342373c12ffa50a6ea6e53865

3. https://artalaska.org/index.php?gf-download=2023%2F03%2FTouched-by-fire3.JPG&form-id=52&field-id=38&hash=b651474dd4ec8164384151b51b3c6cfa1eae315e42c42e80254bbc24524b1a98