These two wood fired pieces were recently selected for inclusion in "Visions In Clay", being held at L. H. Horton, Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA. from August 25th - September 16th, 2016. There will be a gallery reception on September 1st, from 5:00 - 7:00.
My friend Mike Weber was kind enough to fire several of my pieces in his
wood kiln this past June out in Wisconsin. Below are what I received back. Mike fires his anagama for three days to cone 13, and uses only pine. If you aren't familiar with Mike's work, you should check out his website at http://www.mikeweberclay.com/
Wood firing gives many varying results. There are many reasons for this, too many to delve into since this isn't the purpose of this post. One of the places in the kiln that yield some interesting results is the firebox. It may not be the aesthetic of the populous, but it has its merits. Perhaps more of an interest with those collectors who see process as being on equal footing with all their other considerations, if looked at with a more opened mind, there is beauty within the surface to be discovered by the least suspecting viewer. Here are four guinomi that have varying effects as the result of having been in contact with the coals,ash, and heat within the firebox.
These two wood fired pieces will be included in the Carbondale Clay Center's national juried and invitational exhibition "Clay National XI: Intimacy of Scale". This show runs August 5th - August 26th, 2016, and there will be an opening reception on Friday, August 5th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The Carbondale Clay Center is located at 135 Main Street, Carbondale, CO.