Alternative Firings

Wood Firing

 

During the spring of 2013 I got involved and immersed into the wood firing process. It was a totally new and unexpected experience for me.
I typically like to be in control of the outcome and have an expected and predictable result. The wood firing process shifted my perception and unleashed my fear of unpredictability. All work was not glazed and textures and colors are the direct result of the firing.

Raku Firing


Raku firing is my "first love", the immediacy and partial unpredictability gives me the satisfaction of instant accomplishment. (In contrast with my usual way of surface treatment - underglaze painting that takes forever.) I use multiple lowfire glazes to create shiny surfaces. After firing, my sculptures still look like they are on fire.

In the kiln, ready to be pick up.
In the kiln, ready to be pick up.
The Sharp Angele
The Sharp Angele

Coil-built, stoneware, wood-fired

The Sharp Angele
The Sharp Angele

Coil-built, stoneware, wood-fired

Embrace
Embrace

Coil-built, stoneware, wood-fired

Embrace
Embrace

Coil-built, stoneware, wood-fired

Wood Flame
Wood Flame

Coil-built, stoneware, wood-fired

Wood Flame
Wood Flame

Coil-built, stoneware, wood-fired

Consideration
Consideration

Coil-built, stoneware, wood-fired

Consideration
Consideration

Coil-built, stoneware, wood-fired

Glazing for raku
Glazing for raku
Abstract in Red and Black - I
Abstract in Red and Black - I

Coil-built, raku-sculpture clay, low-fire glazes, raku fired

Abstract in Red and Black - I
Abstract in Red and Black - I

Coil-built, raku-sculpture clay, low-fire glazes, raku fired