Fireweed Plant Impression

Fireweed Crystal Glaze

Fireweed Crystal Glaze


Array of Four-Inch Flowers & Leaves

Array of Four-Inch Flowers & Leaves


Fired off another load of plant impressions. Made several of the fireweed flower impressions since a lot of people love them and they are all over in Alaska.

Started selling art tiles at the ANHC, Alaska Native Heritage Center, again last week and this week. ANHC had a Monday work shop on how to process salmon skin for baskets and rain coats. It was so cool but the parts thrown away were stinking up the place near the dumpsters yesterday and today. The lady next to me had some mammoth ivory jewelry. How often does one see mammoth ivory jewelry?

It has gotten into the 80’s several times this summer in Anchorage. I’ve lived in Anchorage since 1980 and I can’t remember it ever getting into the 80’s. Heck, we are lucky if it gets into the 60’s, which for some summers is rare. But there you have it, by my count, we have had six 80 degree days. I just may be able to plant that ginkgo tree that I’ve been dreaming about.

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About Ed Mighell

Former civil engineer turned artist. Received BFA in printmaking. I developed a nice tile clay body using the glacial clay from the inlet next to Anchorage. I sell at the Anchorage weekend market, Anchorage Museum, Alaska Native Heritage Center, and Alaska Native Arts Foundation. Also started going outside to large arts and crafts fares.
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2 Responses to Fireweed Plant Impression

  1. Peter Porco says:

    Beautiful, Ed. … Love the colors of the Fireweed Crystal Glaze. Fantastic piece.

    • Ed Mighell says:

      Thanks. And Rudy is sleeping a lot after his surgury. His eyes look less groggy this morning. Yesterday he looked like a character from a western, you know, with the squinty eyes (like all the best cowboys have chinese eyes).

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