My raku is unique because of the copper raku glaze that I developed. The magic of the fire brings out the colors of copper. Each piece captures the fire in a different way and the end result is that each piece, either hand built or thrown, has its own unique colors. I love to design and build a form, carve the textures to enhance the design and then raku the piece. Color, form and texture combine to make a cohesive statement in clay.
NEW IDEAS FOR A NEW YEAR!
Christmas is over and the new year has begun. I loved the holidays and family but now it is time to start thinking about 2013. My goal is to work on new and exciting designs this year. In 2012, I focused on large hand built forms that were intricately carved. The raku fire licked at the designs and brought out beautiful colors. I also worked on the burnished black raku and added the carvings for texture and interest. I still have much to learn and discover in these two directions but I will add a third branch to my explorations. I want to develop some of my wall hangings into larger more dynamic pieces. There are problems to solve and that is part of the beauty of the journey! Have a great year, hope to see you at an upcoming art show.