Arryn Vogan's Profile

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My work focuses mainly on crystalline glazes, and being able to use them in a way that interacts with each clay body and the forms I make. The process of this particular glazing technique has both intrigued and challenged me. The crystals that form in my work are made from high contents of zince oxide and a Ferro Frit. During a complicated 22 hour firing cycle, the kiln will hold at 2012 degrees for up to four hours. At this held temperature, the crystals mature and can grow as large as 6cm in diameter. What I love most about ceramics is how closely it relates to creation. There is something very natural in working with clay. I can do a hundred firings and never get the same crystal formation twice: much like in nature, you will never find an exact duplicate. My work is a celebration of the natural and its process: it has become my passion!

"Therefore, whether…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 9
  • Joined June 3, 2010

Favorite materials

white stoneware, crystalline glazing, rubber ribs, natural sea sponges, pacifica wheel, electric paragon kiln

About

My work focuses mainly on crystalline glazes, and being able to use them in a way that interacts with each clay body and the forms I make. The process of this particular glazing technique has both intrigued and challenged me. The crystals that form in my work are made from high contents of zince oxide and a Ferro Frit. During a complicated 22 hour firing cycle, the kiln will hold at 2012 degrees for up to four hours. At this held temperature, the crystals mature and can grow as large as 6cm in diameter. What I love most about ceramics is how closely it relates to creation. There is something very natural in working with clay. I can do a hundred firings and never get the same crystal formation twice: much like in nature, you will never find an exact duplicate. My work is a celebration of the natural and its process: it has become my passion!

"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."
-1 Corinthians 10:31

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