Blue Lidded Raku Vessel
13.5"H x 9.5"W
This blue lidded vessel was developed using the raku firing technique. It was first created on the potter's wheel before being fired in the kiln and cooled. Once the pottery is cooled, I apply the different homemade glazes by spraying, pouring or painting them on. The pottery is then raku fired and cooled. As I allow oxygen into the process to react with the glazes, the colors and textures are drastically altered. My glaze combinations and firing techniques ensure each raku ceramic is completely different from the rest. All of my glazes are made myself which adds a more personal touch to my raku pottery.
This particular piece was inspired by the incredible landscape vistas that I see daily at my home studio in the Smoky Mountains near Weaverville, NC.
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