Thursday, January 8, 2009
My focus is on personalizing the raku firing process through experimentation to produce a surface finish that enhances the form of each clay piece. My glaze, which I developed, is unique in respect to the reflections on the surface of the piece. The shine of the glaze combined with the warm colors of copper combine to offer a dynamic surface tension. Most raku has a matte finish and lacks the depth and dimension of my glaze. Often, unglazed areas which smoke a soft black, contrast nicely with the high shine of my glaze. As the light reflects on the piece, the colors of copper give a dynamic effect to the form, thus making a cohesive expression in clay.