This raku vessel was made on a pottery wheel with raku clay.The design was created with resists, underglaze and a white crackle glaze. The piece was fired in a gas kiln to 1760F and reduced in a chamber with newspaper. As it cools in the chamber, the glaze forms crackles which become black from the smoke.
Length/Depth: 8 in
Width: 8 in
Height: 11.5 in
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As a ceramic artist, I am drawn to curvaceous, visually supple silhouettes for surface treatments, designs, and glaze combinations. I believe the evolution of my forms, textures and patterns has origin in my lifelong love of art, nature and the textiles. Keeping all stages of my process fluid helps to limit replication, allows me to create more spontaneously and grow artistically. I thrive on the new opportunities that arise from experimentation.
My body of work is predominantly electric fired stoneware and gas fired raku and saggar, so the choice of clay and type of firing are important initial decisions. Before touching the clay, I have a visual idea of what I am making, how it will be altered, glazed and fired. Along the way, there are many other creative choices that effect the evolution of the finished piece. Altering the shape, adding texture, patterns or slip, combining pieces, can all be done while the clay is pliable. Once the clay is dry and bisque fired, the selection of glaze combinations and designs, methods of application and firing temperature are some of the final artistic choices. Each decision along the way creates new possibilities.
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