Project: Art for the Heart

Phase 5:  Hearts on Fire… Into the Kiln 1830° is too hot to cook James and Shirley’s peanut butter cookies, but it is the perfect temperature for firing our glazed hearts. It takes an entire day of carefully orchestrated adjustments to bring the kiln up to that temperature.  By the end, a view through a…

Project: Art for the Heart

PHASE 2:  COLLABORATE! Putting the pieces together is difficult when your partnership doesn’t yet have partners.  We knew we wanted to work with Mercy Medical Center, but we didn’t have any contacts there.  Our good friends Monika Modest and Melissa Kelly-Ortega came to our rescue, providing awesome contacts.  Now we’re collaborating! We wanted to work…

Project: Art for the Heart

PHASE 1: Preparing Clay Hearts… Pounding, rolling, slabbing.  Cutting, smoothing, drying.  In late November 2012, the artists of the Enrichment Center began preparing clay hearts for a project to promote health and wellness in the New Year. Sadly, most of us have lost someone we care about to a heart-related illness.  The New Year is…