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Gala Event at Zanies in St. Charles!

WGN visits the studio! On Wednesday, February 8th, we were featured on Steve Cochran's show!

 

 

The Tradition of Kiln Gods in Pottery

From Homer's Epigram's fragment 14



Potters, if you give me a reward, I will sing for you. Come, then, Athena [goddess of craft], with hand upraised over the kiln. Let the pots and all the dishes turn out well and be well fired: let them fetch good prices and be sold in plenty in the market. Grant that the potters may get great gain and grant me so to sing to them. But if you turn shameless and make false promises, then I call together the destroyers of kilns, Suntribos (Shatter) and Smaragon (Smash) and Asbetos (Charr) and Sabaktes (Crash) and Omodamos (Crudebake) who can work this craft much mischief. Come all of you and sack the kiln-yard and the buildings: let the whole kiln be shaken up to the potter's loud lament. As a horse's jaw grinds, so let the kiln grind to powder all the pots inside.

 





 

 



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