Smoke Fired Raku

The colours and contours of South Devon’s coast and country inspire my unique sculptural ceramics.

I use abstraction to more powerfully and directly convey and share my love and feelings for the beautiful and moving landscape in which  l live and work.

 

Each smoke fired Raku pot is individually hand built and lovingly burnished.  Striking rivers of copper or green glaze flow across the burnished surface evoking the setting sun shimmering on river Avon and marshland.

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Stage One
Stage One

Raku kiln made from a oil drum.

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Stage two
Stage two

Temperature taken to a 1,000c until glaze is molten.

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Stage Three
Stage Three

Hot pot placed into sawdust bin to smoke.

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Raku-firing-flames 2

Smoke firing from Kiln

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Stage Four
Stage Four

Pot cooling down.

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Stage Five
Stage Five

Removing the sacrificial glaze from pot.

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Stage Six
Stage Six

Wiping away the resist slip.

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Stage Seven - Display
Stage Seven - Display

Marble Pot

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Stage Seven - Display
Stage Seven - Display

Skate Pot

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