The quiet life of the country potter is a myth. The romanticism of a simple life, spinning forms and firing with wood, has faded to be replaced by a richer reality. I live in a log home in rural Wisconsin. We have ten acres of land, three wood kilns and a joyous life filled with beauty, but that life is anything but quiet and serene. This may be a result of my personality as much as contemporary society, internet connectivity and the cost of living.                     

– Simon Levin

When Simon became a father, he began to select his best work as a gift to his children. His current exhibition, Collecting Fire, is a collection of Simons’ prized pots that he is giving to his children. This is the first time this collection has been shared with the public, and there is an exquisite catalog that accompanies the exhibit.