|Vasefinder International 2011|
Charlevoix, Michigan, USA
Title: Hand Built Smoke Fired Vessel
Year of Creation: 2010
Clay Body: Stoneware fired to earthenware (010)
Dimensions: Height 12 inches, Width 10 inches
Artist's Statement: I have become very interested in primitive firing methods as there is such an earthiness to the colors and immediacy of finish. The form takes the forefront, but is enhanced by the shadows and marks of the flame. I have been able to develop a blue smoke pattern which at times is elusive, but always seems to leave a mark somewhere on the vessel. Some of my work has been in a pit fire with very strong markings and patterns, all of which are very unexpected. However, with the smoke firing. I can seem to get a softer glow that just enhances the form.
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