Clay art at Camano Island

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CAMANO ISLAND Cascade Clay artists is a small group of about 40 members from Everett to Sumas who meet once a month at members studio or at Skagit Valley Community College. For their September meeting they gathered at Rose Moores house on Camano Island and three members of the group, Roger Cocke and Earl and Karen Peck brought their raku kilns to do a primitive pit firing.
We did raku, tin foil saggar and pit firing, said Rose Moore, one of the Camano Island members. There will be 14 members participating in the Made In Clay show this weekend, at the Camano Country Club, 1243 S. Beach Drive on Camano Island. Artwork will include sculpture, hand made tiles, wheel thrown objects, clay masks, pit fired pieces, raku pieces, saku pieces.
Roger Cocke owns Camano Island Pottery. He makes, but is not limited to, lovely textural pieces as well as wheel thrown objects. His website is
Susan Cohen Thomas is a painter and clay artist. She makes, but is not limited to, beautiful carved clay wall tiles and boxes. Her website is
Rose Moore works in clay and photography.
I work mainly on the wheel but also do some handbuilding. My work is one of a kind primitive pit fired where the surface of the clay is marked by fumes and smoke. I also do electric kiln mid fired work, Moore said.
The show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 and from noon - 5 p.m. Sunday Oct. 8 at the Camano Country Club, 1243 S. Beach Drive on Camano Island. For information call 360-387-1655.

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