Chris Pate added 20 new photos from November 2016 to the album: Inaugural firing of University of Louisiana's Train Kiln — at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

A successful end to a beautiful work shop in ULL's new train kiln. We fired for 50 hrs using 95% pecan wood and 5% pine...we shut down at peak temp with moderat...e reduction. ^13 in the front ^11 in the back. #Gumbogama #Garganogama #woodfire #dirtysouthwoodfire with John Gargano Madeline Bennett Dennis Burmaster Amie Rogers Christy Marie Lush Alicia Faciane Susan Sinitiere Jo Heather Rachel Matte Shelby Wanzer Susan Chiquelin Camille Comeaux

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A few images from "Finding Change, a year in residency at Pleasant Hill Pottery" earlier this month at The Ash Street Project in Portland, OR. #ASP #TheAshStreetProject #NWwoodfire #OregonWoodfire #chrispate #WorkIsLoveMadeVisible photo cred: Ruri

Ruri Ruri added 11 new photos — with Chris Pate.

More shots from the show "Finding Change" by Pate @ashstreetproject gallery.
#ChrisPate #Pleasant_Hill_Pottery #trainkiln #Tomagama #anagama #reductioncooled #woodfired


Hope to see y'all this weekend!

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Chris Pate Ceramics added a new photo to Finding Change, a year in residency at Pleasant Hill Pottery's timeline — at Ash Street Project Studios & Gallery.

The show is up and i'm stoked to share it with y'all Friday night 6 - 9pm and Saturday from 10am - 9pm at The Ash Street Project Gallery in Portland. #woodfire #oregonwoodfire #NWwoodfire #OregonCeramics #NWCeramics #AshStreetProject #ChrisPateCeramics #WorkIsLoveMadeVisible

Woop Woop!!

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Chris Pate Ceramics to Finding Change, a year in residency at Pleasant Hill Pottery

First day of install complete!! its coming an easy and relaxed kinda way. : )

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Chris Pate Ceramics added a new photo to Finding Change, a year in residency at Pleasant Hill Pottery's timeline — at Pleasant Hill Pottery.

Woop Woop!!! I'm packing up the first truck load of work for "Finding Change, A year in residence at Pleasant Hill Pottery." I'm heading up to Portland in the m...orning to drop off work...I'll begin hanging the show at The Ash Street Project Gallery starting on Wednesday!! Hope to see all y'all lovely people Friday 9/9 and/or Saturday 9/10!! much love! #PleasantHillPottery #OregonWoodFire #NWwoodfire #OregonCeramics #ChrisPateCeramics #WorkIsLoveMadeVisible

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Stoked! and packing bisque ware for the "Waubonsee International Wood-Fire Conference 2016: Moving Forward", which is coming up outside of Chicago. Very excited for an epic road trip from Portland, Or with my homies Richard Brandt and Jonathan Steele. We're taking off just days after i tear down my upcoming show "Finding Change: a year in residency at Pleasant Hill Pottery", which will be held at The Ash Street Project in Portland 9/9-9/10. What a beautiful whirlwind life can be!! #PleasantHillPottery #ChrisPateCeramics #OregonWoodFire #RepresentingOregonWoodFire #waubonseewoodfire2016 #waubonseewoodfire #waubonseeceramics #WorkisLoveMadeVisible

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Chris Pate Ceramics to Finding Change, a year in residency at Pleasant Hill Pottery

infinitely grateful for the opportunity to work in the late great Tom Rohr's studio at Pleasant Hill Pottery. Good vibes like no other space i've worked in....guess thats what years of "putting the sweet on it" will do. : )

"Finding Change" is the result of a year of collaboration with the Pleasant Hill Pottery wood-fire community in Pleasant Hill, Oregon. Through the abundant generosity of current owners Jesse Jones and Lauren Sommers I had the great privilege of spending the past year living and working at PHP as their first resident artist. In this time we utilized PHP's amazing facility, including four wood-fire kilns, to further experimentation with formulating clay bodies and their reactio...n under specific firing conditions. Through intention and repetition we were able to produce some interesting surface affects by reduction cooling the train kiln in a consistent fashion over multiple firings. We varied only the temperature range in which the kiln was re-oxidized during the cooling. Due to the almost ridiculous frequency of firings at PHP this past year we were able to invite over 30 artists from the region to participate for their first time, as well as the seasoned Pleasant Hill Pottery crew. By facilitating collaboration and community through inclusivity our hope is to broaden social networks and empower artists through practicing problem solving cooperatively, communication with one another effectively and by expanding understanding of natural processes so as to better understand our place in the world and our manipulation of it as a community. - Chris Pate

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Feeling blessed and very excited to be vending at Beloved this year with Heidi Sowa Michael Scott Gray and Jonathan Steele as Friends of Fire. We're stoked to share our elemental explorations with such an amazing community! check out the groups web page at #Beloved #Beloved2016

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Beloved Festival

We are learning to engage the symbols, songs, and traditions of other cultures with reverence and respect… we are learning how to ask permission and how to incl...ude elders and wisdom carriers.

We have updated our video to reflect the early stages of this evolution.

The difficult conversations about cultural appropriation that led to these changes are important to us. Thank you for challenging us to tell our stories without causing harm and to advance our healing mission with integrity. We’ll see you in August…

Tickets available at #beloved2016

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what a wonderful group of friends. Pleasant Hill Pottery's Tomagama crew Spring 2016. #PleasantHillPottery #Tomagama

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Good Morning Beloveds! so honored to announce that Friends of Fire will be vending this year at Beloved!! Friends of Fire is a cooperative of wood-fired ceramic... artists working together in the Pacific Northwest as instruments of nature. We're excited to share with yall our passion for community collaboration, elemental design, and alchemical change. Looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces in August!! Much Love and Gratitude!!! get the download at

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Friends of Fire is a cooperative. We are artists with a love for clay and a passion for fire. This style of kiln, labor intensive for beautiful results, requires community. We share in the labor...

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Chris Pate Ceramics added 7 new photos to the album: PHP research — at Pleasant Hill Pottery.

for the past couple firings in our train kiln, at Pleasant Hill Pottery, I've been researching the affect of various down-firing schedules with many of my porcelain formulations utalizing the iron baring clay laterite. I'd like to share just a few of our results.