I specialize in thrown and hand built fine porcelain that has been burnished to a soft polished surface that is fired in a naked raku firing. The firing process is a dance between the porcelain and the carbon atmosphere and it is not until they emerge from the reduction chamber that I know how the surface will appear. There are distinct subtleties within each individual piece that emerge through the process of manipulating the clay.
In addition to my Naked Raku collection, I also create a line of functional glazed ceramics. These pieces are either wheel thrown or slab built pieces using molds that I make myself. I explore the many textures and patterns and the balance between raw clay and the glazed surface.
I fire my glazed work in several different firing atmospheres and each is unique to the clay that was used or the design of the piece itself. The oxidation atmosphere lends itself to the translucent glazes and a porcelain surface where a reduction atmosphere can enhance a beautiful stoneware clay rich with texture.
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