Art at 2,400 degrees

For potter Jason Stokes, being coated in clay and tending flames of 2,400 degree heat is second nature.

Stokes grew up in the world of pottery, creating works of art at Holley Hill Pottery since he was very young as his father tended the flames of the kiln.

“I’ve grown up around the kiln,” he said. “I was six years old, and I was watching my dad load the kiln and fire it. I have been around it that long.”

Now he tends that flame, and he is sharing his knowledge with the public as part of the Kiln Openings series at Holley Hill Pottery. Visitors can peruse the gallery of purchasable stoneware works and get a crash course in the art form the Stokes family has done for years.

Read the full article in the Oct. 13 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little as $38 per year.

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