November 7, 2012

UM president lights anagama kiln

University of Montevallo President Dr. John W. Stewart became the second president to light the anagama kiln on UM’s campus Nov. 7.

Dr. Scott Meyer and his ceramic students will keep vigilant watch over the traditional Japanese kiln, which will heat to at least 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit, over the next 100 hours. The 40-foot kiln will fire ceramics from students, visiting artists and Pell City High School students, who were in attendance to watch Stewart light the kiln.

Meyer toasted the lighting of the kiln with sake.

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