With so many life challenges in 2019, it took Cliff a year and a half to finally fire off his large gas kiln and get some pots to the gallery. Now Northcoast artist has a good supply of mugs, bowls, cups, sushi plates, teapots and Cliff's ever popular "rock shakers" pictured above.
Last week's firing was made easier by the newly enclosed kiln shed (pictured to the left), which for the past 25 years had only a roof and was somewhat exposed to the elements. In past years, Cliff had to wait until the sun was shining, and even then glazing was a cold, sometimes windy, grueling event. He now wonders why he waited so long to do the obvious.