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.

Stage One
Raku kiln made from a oil drum.
Stage two
Temperature taken to a 1,000c until glaze is molten.
Stage Three
Hot pot placed into sawdust bin to smoke.
Raku-firing-flames 2
Smoke firing from Kiln
Stage Four
Pot cooling down.
Stage Five
Removing the sacrificial glaze from pot.
Stage Six
Wiping away the resist slip.
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