Kent, Connecticut. I was over at my friend Joy Brown’s studio today doing a bit of documentary photography for her. I’ve been doing portfolio, gallery, and magazine illustration photography for Joy for a few years now and it’s always a pleasure to work with her. She’s a world class artist and a great person and together we’ve made some nice images of her work.
She’s best known for these large, voluptuous, life-like figures in clay and in bronze. Her work is in collections all over the world.
She fires these pieces in a large wood-fired anagama kiln that she built on her property. It takes a week to fire the kiln with dozens of people working in shifts throughout the days and nights. An entire year of Joy’s work is in the kiln along with numerous other local potters. I try to get some pieces in each firing and I put my time in stoking as well.