Kiln was lit for nine days

Kiln was lit for nine days

SIERRA LAMMI • [email protected] • The wood fire kiln is located in a shed next to the Watab River. At it’s first lighting, the kiln was originally dedicated to Sister Johanna Becker.

SIERRA LAMMI • [email protected] • In order to keep it hot, the kiln has to be continually stoked.

By Katarina Podewils
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On the shores of the Watab River in Collegeville, a pottery kiln was continuously fired from Oct. 20-29.

Not to be mistaken with the kiln located at the St. John’s pottery studio, this kiln—dedicated to Sister Johanna Becker—is an outdoor wood fire kiln that demands 24-hour attention. (more…)

An Orchard close to home

PHOTOS COURTESY OF COLLEGEVILLE ORCHARDS

By Katarina Podewils
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If you drive down Fruit Farm Road out of Flynntown, in minutes you will have past Collegeville Orchards. Located close to St. John’s, it draws CSB/SJU students to visit every fall since its opening season. (more…)

History Column | Remembering CSB/SJU authors for National Novel Writing Month

PHOTO COURTESY OF SJU ALUMNI MAGAZINE, 1985 • Cartoon of J.K. Powers, alumnus and Catholic-based author.

PHOTO COURTESY OF GREG BECKER • Jon Hassler worked with Powers and is known for his Catholic works.

By Steph Haeg
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It’s November, which means it’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo, as it’s also known). To celebrate the season, I thought it might be time to look into some of the authors that CSB and SJU have produced over the years. (more…)