Friends of Fire

Friends of Fire & Richard Brandt Studio

Friends of Fire is a wood-fired ceramic art collective with a mission to share and educate on our devotional practice of working with the elements. Our passion for working with clay and fire manifests as a community based, collaborative exercise that yields a variety of uniquely beautiful objects. These clay objects have been alchemically changed through the firing process, and are imbued with the energy of the fire as well as that of the firing crew. The wood-fire process is a prime example of what can be accomplished when a group of people come together to achieve a shared goal, and in doing so we all become a part of something that is larger than anyone of us. Through this we live in the heart of collaboration, and thus empower one another to achieve our collective goals as well as personal goals.