Janet and Jared "Spike" Kaup welcome to you to Lifefire Pottery, where earth marries fire. Lifefire Pottery is located in Toccoa, GA and is dedicated to promoting the ceramic arts to the community - both … [Read More...]
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Life has been quite busy at lifefire pottery during 2012 and we’re excited to add some new venues for our work. Jared received 3rd place in the recent Currahee Artists Guild Spring Show and was also featured in a regional exhibition at The Bascom, in Highlands, NC from January through March. The Currahee Military Museum [...]
At Lifefire Pottery, Jared Kaup offers step-by-step instruction in the art of wheel-throwing. One-on-one instruction is the method. A student will throw on the wheel during the first half hour of the very first lesson As with any art, practice is the key to improvement and Jared attempts to cover the fundamentals as many [...]
Lifefire Pottery Welcomes the North Carolina Transportation Museum Foundation and the Watauga Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society’s Autumn Train Passengers to Toccoa’s Harvest Festival!
With Gainesville, Georgia’s Art In The Square 2011 fondly in our rear view mirror, Lifefire Pottery is now set to the task of preparing for our annual home show, the Toccoa Harvest Festival. This year’s festival is to be held October 29 and 30, alongside the Currahee Artists’ Guild Fall Show. We are excited to welcome our friends from North Carolina to our beautiful small town and we look forward to meeting you as you browse through the streets of Toccoa during your brief stay in our area. We ask that you kindly visit our booth – a one-stop-shop for all things pottery! If you are a collector or simply an avid user of hand-made, locally created, artisan work, we are certain you’ll find something that appeals to your taste!
We had an AMAZING time firing raku with lots of kids for Mothers Day in Gainesville. Even a few parents got in on the fun! Raku is a process that is great for kids! It’s abstract, surprising, and forces you to be open to starting over! Kids almost ALWAYS say, “It doesn’t look ANYTHING like [...]
What do funnel cakes, face paint, original oil & acrylic artwork, photography, pottery, moon bounce inflatables, and fried pies all have in common? Well, it’s fall, of course! And in towns both large and small, city dwellers come a’ creepin’ in from flatter locales to catch a feel for slower paces, cooler breezes, mountain vistas, some great food, and [...]
Typically, when we fire our raku kiln it has been for the community and the grand celebration that we orchestrate around the event, but earlier this month (honestly due to an electric kiln malfunction the day before a show!) we had the opportunity to experience what we’ve lovingly referred to as “Raku for 2.” It was [...]
We invite you to come down to the potter’s house, or reserve your wheel at our studio in Toccoa. Classes are offered on a week-to-week basis from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., or 5 – 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, with no long-term commitment required on your part. We do recommend at [...]
Janet Kaup receives Honorable Mention in The Currahee Arts Guild Fall 2009 show for Raku fired sculpture. Jared Kaup receives [...]
Jared and Janet invite you to come and meet us, along with a wide variety of local artists later this month! The Currahee Artists’ Guild will have their annual Meet the Artist show and sale on Friday, Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 28, from 10-5 p.m. in The Studio on Doyle Street [...]
Lifefire hosts periodic Raku firings for potters and art enthusiasts alike. Absolutely no experience is necessary, and raku is appropriate for all ages! Raku refers to a Japanese process of firing that uses fire and smoke to create unique finished works of art. To begin, a piece is thrown or hand-built and bisque fired. On [...]