1755 Quince Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
I have been a ceramic artist for almost 50 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 a clay container that I make in which to fire a piece of pottery.
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, and seaweed. 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. I also do a variation of this which is called an aluminum foil saggar . These pieces are coated with ferric chloride and fired in 3 layers of aluminum foil.
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