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back to earth

     This is a bonfire series of Earthenware. ‘Ceramic Ethnoarchaeology ‘ is the study of open firing of pottery firing. This is a low heat firing process. We had a brushfire in the yard one day and I threw a few bisque pots into the fire for awhile. I’ve done this before with my work "Icarus" and love the result.

   The beautiful variation of value and colour is accentuated by an impregnation of wax and 511impregnator; therefore they are not for food use.

    "The earliest method for firing pottery ware was the use of bonfire/Pit fired pottery. Firing times were short but the peak-temperatures achieved in the fire could be high, perhaps in the region of 900 °C (1,650 °F), and were reached very quickly."

Here are some links for more information:

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/jomo/hd_jomo.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottery#Firing

   









































































































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Icarus




















Icarus:

White stoneware,pit /smoke fired,gold enamel,epoxy-2006-07


   Inspired by Isamu Noguchi’s (1904-1988) biomorphic forms and contemporary Japanese ceramic work, this sculpture combines organic and geometric elements producing a hybrid (of sorts) of movement and serenity. The evolution of this work developed in allowing time to focus on the process of working with ceramics, and attention to aesthetics and balance within the composition.  Initially my goal had been to create a work that was functional; however, as this form emerged, the clay body communicated to me it’s own verbalization and became ‘Icarus'.

(Not currently available due to sustained damage during a house move this will be revisited)





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ADDITIONAL CERAMIC WORK

White and Brown stoneware, Porcelain, and

Ocmulgee claybodies



















































































































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