Pottery; self-mined Colorado native clay; hand-built form, saggar-fired.

By Patricia Jahla


Exodus 19:18

Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke because the Lord had descended on it in fire. The smoke of it went up like the smoke of a kiln, and the whole mountain trembled greatly.

Dotsero is a tiny volcano located in northwestern Colorado near a town of the same name, at the confluence of the Eagle and Colorado Rivers. One geologist had the temerity to call it a “cute, baby volcano.” And it is classified as active. All the systems on earth, including the molten lava that churns beneath its mantle, are designed by God and reveal His creative—and destructive—power. Skipping from Exodus to Revelation is unsettling.