Goings On

Urn

 

The studio has been in steady motion this year.  Commissions, applications, new ideas to put into motion, new materials and then the business of it all.  All good stuff.

Recently I finished and delivered an urn.  This piece was a bit different.  The size was sort of pre-determined, we all become pretty much the same weight in ash it turns out.  The design was left to me.  I chose to carve the two urns out of clay, creating a bas-relief of a nature-inspired theme.  Two urns gave me a safety net in case one did not make it through the wood firing process.  The color I created through a long series of glaze testing and experimenting using the actual ash as a substitute for the calcium in the glaze recipes.  Very interesting.  I made roughly 50 samples, of which 19 made the cut.  Of those 19 samples, 3 were standouts.  Using the very ancient technique of wood firing the process was completed in roughly 6 months.  The color became a beautiful blue, green-grey.  It is true, we all have our own inner color!

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