Terry Crook

Ceramic

1755 Quince Ave, Boulder, CO 80304

North on Broadway to Quince, rt on Quince to property on left. Use west metal gate to studio in back of home.

I have been a ceramic artist for over 45 years. Although I started out as mainly a functional potter, much of my current work is decorative. I am currently working with a low fire technique called Saggar Firing. A saggar is either a clay container that I make in which to fire a piece of pottery or a wrapping such as aluminum foil to fire a piece in.


I place a burnished and previously fired pot in the saggar, where I have also strategically placed various materials such as copper wire, wood shavings, copper carbonate, copper sulphate, salt, steel wool, seaweed or ferric chloride. I fire this container with the pot and the organic material in it .The piece that results is a lovely blend of deliberateness and spontaneity with a hint of landscape.The serendipitous nature of these firings models the art we find in our natural world and dramatically demonstrates that pottery is a fire art.

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