Possibly my favourite piece from my summer firing - this berry bowl has so many subtleties in colour that it’s hard to pick up on camera. The dark iron clay body pokes through the porcelain slip giving tones of browns, creams, yellows, blues, and greens. It makes a bowl of cherries look absolutely killer, and the elevated foot gives a touch of extra elegance. A real racer.
7” wide x 2.75” high
High iron stoneware clay with porcelain slip.
59 hour anagama firing, reduction cooled.
This piece was fired in a wood-burning kiln, using no electricity or gas. The interior of all my pieces are coated with a food safe glaze, while the outsides are left to be “self-glazed” by the ash, the flame, and the heat of the wood firing process. Their surfaces show dynamic stories that have been carved by hand, and then enhanced by the mark of the fire. The flame path licks and draws, rolls and wraps. Each piece highlights the firing’s history and displays the variation within each kiln load. Like people, no two pieces are ever the same.