Sunday, 22 August 2010

new directions

i have started making smoke fired pots, something i did in spain under the direction of ceramicist miguel molet( the process is long and in parts presice, for example the profile needs to be smooth and the pot burnished at the leather hard stage. next a fine slip is applied and polished also before a firing to 950 celcius. next the pot is put in a metal bin with sawdust and the sawdust lit and left to burn, leaving smoke markings on the pots.

some pictures follow

smoke fired pots