After a busy morning in Janur's village, you might consider us all to be on siesta here at his family's home in the village of Jangkahan. They are currently celebrating a 50 year cleanse with processions, ceremonies, and offerings at temple all month long. I decided the best way to describe these events is to post a collection of photographs. It's not such a bad way to spend the afternoon sitting on the stone tiled floor of the open air home redesigned by Hillary and Janur listening to the two toned cadence of a Tokay. Not too long ago I watched a snake, not larger than the diameter of my finger, squirm through the ceiling before dropping down on a small frog in the brush beyond the roof line. The calls of the frog could be heard even while it descended down the throat of the snake. What a trip! Poor little frog, happy snake!
The photos from the past few days include some of the work I prepared for the new kiln built by Gyan Hall. Gyan is a wood fire ceramic artist and kiln designer here from Australia to help out at the Ceramic Arts Center while Hillary raises her little ones.