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“Beauty of Wood Fire” – carved ceramic creations by Misako Kambe of Menlo Park – is the November featured exhibit at the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park. The exhibition includes Misako’s recent ceramic art works produced by wood firing at two kiln sites, one in “Hikari-gama-kiln” in Elkton, Oregon and the other in “Spring Valley Anagama” in Milpitas, California.

Misako Kambe wood fired vaseMisako begins by hand carving her artwork using a variety of techniques. Next, natural wood ashes produced during the firing process deposit onto the carved, textured ceramic surface, making various and beautiful effects. Each firing produces a unique result, depending on the design of kiln, season, temperature, humidity, density of the loading, quality of the wood, and the people who do the firing.

A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 1-4pm. Portola Art Galley is located at the Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road.

Photo Misako Kambe by Gillian Bostock, taken in 2012; “Wood Fired Porcelain Vase” by Misako Kambe is one of the carved ceramic art works that will be included in her November show.

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