Wood Salvaged from Hurricane Irma to be Used for Artist Workshop

Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018

Nationally known artist Josh Copus will be at FAU from Thursday, Feb. 8 through Sunday, Feb. 11 for a workshop on wood-fired ceramics. The public is welcome to stop by the T-10 Building on the Boca Raton campus to learn about the practice which has a very old and rich history. The other interesting aspect of this event is that the fuel, the wood, was salvaged from trees that were destroyed in Hurricane Irma. From such a devastating event, Copus and FAU students will be creating beauty.

Since the Fall 2017 term, students from the ceramics area, members of The Ceramic Guild of FAU and some of our MFA graduate students have spent numerous hours physically collecting, splitting logs and stacking many pallets of several thousand pounds of this wood to burn in this 4-day long wood firing event. More than 95 percent of the wood to be used was collected from the fallen trees and damaged trees downed on the FAU Boca Raton campus after Hurricane Irma. In addition, this workshop will be the true christening event actualizing the full purpose of the recently poured concrete kiln pad extension of the atmospheric kilns and using the connecting sidewalk from the kilns to the T-10 building; the location of our MFA graduate and post-bacc students' studios.

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