My newest pieces are wall hangings. All the wall hangings are decorative only. Like this Raku plate, the firing process and glazes used make wall hangings porous. They are all unusable for food or liquids of any kind. They are perfect for adding texture and interest to walls. I appreciate the excellent support given by Second Exit whenever I update my web site.
Raku firings began in Japan in the 16th century. It was a firing process used by the Kichizaemon Raku family to make bowls for the Japanese tea ceremony. Ironically, tea […]
Wood firing is my favorite firing process. After the kiln is loaded a wood fire is built at one end. The fire is stoked for several days. The results I […]
Gas firings are interesting because, as the potter reduces the amount of oxygen entering the kiln, the fire gets the needed oxygen from the glazes. Removing oxygen from the glazes […]
Electric firing is exciting in its own way. It is easy to load, program, and fire an electric kiln and that can be done alone. The firing lasts about 12 […]