Fire on the Greenway hosts holiday sale Dec. 4-5

Credit: Volunteers at Fire on the Greenway make bowls for the Kingfield Empty Bowls fundraiser. Pictured are (left to right) Laurie Nevers, Lisa Benish, Travis Churchward and Kate Smith (at right).
Credit: Volunteers at Fire on the Greenway make bowls for the Kingfield Empty Bowls fundraiser. Pictured are (left to right) Laurie Nevers, Lisa Benish, Travis Churchward and Kate Smith (at right).

A chance for a rare glimpse inside Fire on the Greenway is coming up during the annual holiday sale on Dec. 4 and 5.

The studio at 2845 Harriet Ave. serves as a collective workshop space for 15 ceramic artists. The artists include Ryan Archibald, who makes pottery inspired by architecture. Karla Nagy specializes in an 1800s-era Mochaware technique to create detailing that looks like moss agate. Other artists like Catherine Veigel (owner of Isles Bun and Coffee) use a soda firing technique in which they shoot soda ash into the kiln.

The studio is owned by potter Benjamin Krikava and has operated for more than 15 years.

Artist Jon Loer said they are working to build community awareness of the studio. They recently partnered with the Kingfield Neighborhood Association to make 175 bowls in preparation for the Empty Bowls fundraiser later this winter.

Loer said the holiday sale would feature ceramic bowls and mugs that range from low fire pieces with vivid colors to high fire stoneware and porcelain.

“Artisan, handcrafted, locally made,” Loer said. “You’re supporting artists in your community.”