Last Saturday, September 29th, we made the trek down to Pittsburg, Kansas (2 1/2 hours south of Kansas City) for a celebration of Jun Kaneko’s kiln openings and completion of a project at Mission Clay Products. The picture below is of the first space we walked into upon arriving, about half of the dangos in the room are visible in this shot.
The landscape of the factory, with its beehive kilns and piles and piles of ceramic pipes were beautiful in the afternoon light.
Ceramic dust monkeys perched on the top of one of the kilns to enjoy dinner and refreshments…
Thomas and I visited with this large piece. The kiln was still warm!!
It was refreshing to visit southern Kansas for an afternoon/evening. The landscape and drive were beautiful. It was great to see the kilns in which Kaneko’s large pieces were fired. The Kansas sunset was amazing. We even stopped on the drive home to look at a sky filled with more stars than I had ever seen before.