For an artist, part of the magic of working with heat is that it is an alchemical dance between art and science. The artist creates their piece, in clay or glass, places it in the kiln and then learns to let go. It is all about trust in the process. An essential part of working in these mediums is the spirit of adventure- because every time you open the kiln after a firing there is an element of surprise. In July, artist’s collective Creative Gateways celebrates this magical process of co-creation with Fired Up, an exhibit that showcases artwork in ceramic and glass. The public is invited to the opening reception for Fired Up on Friday, July 7th from 5-8pm.