Rise of the Phoenix
From ground to cupboard this is the story of making pottery as told through the three-panel ceramic mural on the building which formerly housed Phoenix Fired Art a community clay studio. Created by artist Trent Tally the left panel shows the initial states of making pottery - digging for clay rolling and slabbing and then sculpting. The large center panel demonstrates the firing and glazing process and features the ""Hot Pots Brigade"" the community group which once gathered at Phoenix Fired Art during Joplin's Third Thursday events to unload the kiln. The right panel completes the last steps in the journey of a single sculpted pot: the sophisticated Raku firing the display of a ininshed piece and finally the selection purchase and use of a pot which ultimately holds a handmade meal.