Five Questions with Jaxon Kiemig
How long have you been making pottery and how did you get started?
I began making pottery when I was in high school but I wasn’t able to do it as much as I wanted until I retired. I took some classes at the Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS, before my retirement in 2010.
How long does a typical piece take you to make?
For most pieces, I “throw” them on the potter’s wheel in less than five minutes. But the finished product takes much longer…drying time and two firings..once in an electric kiln and later in a propane kiln.
What is your best-selling item?
Coffee mugs, microwave bacon cookers, mixing bowls and pie plates are usually our best sellers.
What do you enjoy most about being a vendor?
We most enjoy connecting with old friends, both vendors and customers. Sharing the love of Jesus is important to us, too.
What would you like people to know about your craft?
I’d like people to know that a part of me is in each piece I make. I put effort and caring into every one.