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Greetings. I've fired my natural gas fueled kiln [Nov, Dec, and Jan]. The work your seeing is a product of clay mixed onsite plus a variation of the Davis Shino coupled with adventurous firing using natural gas. The formula designed by Malcom Davis encourages carbon trapping in this glass-like shino giving a wide range of opportunities which offer mild to heavy charcoal tones. Spotting is caused on one part of the pot or area of the shelves while nearby locations may have a smokey surreal quality. Application of glaze and location in the kiln is key when it comes to the matters of crawling and color in terms of whites, oranges, and the trapped carbon.

Knowing these things I'll augment the work during key times with combustables to encourage reduction: removing oxygen and installing carbon. Using American -style raku of the 60's I'm showing how different woods and grasses effect this shino by…

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  • Born on December 7
  • Joined April 28, 2008

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clay, fire, rainwater, slips

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steve daniels 22 years in porcelain and...

About

Greetings. I've fired my natural gas fueled kiln [Nov, Dec, and Jan]. The work your seeing is a product of clay mixed onsite plus a variation of the Davis Shino coupled with adventurous firing using natural gas. The formula designed by Malcom Davis encourages carbon trapping in this glass-like shino giving a wide range of opportunities which offer mild to heavy charcoal tones. Spotting is caused on one part of the pot or area of the shelves while nearby locations may have a smokey surreal quality. Application of glaze and location in the kiln is key when it comes to the matters of crawling and color in terms of whites, oranges, and the trapped carbon.

Knowing these things I'll augment the work during key times with combustables to encourage reduction: removing oxygen and installing carbon. Using American -style raku of the 60's I'm showing how different woods and grasses effect this shino by adding them at times during of the fire. In the past I've used various sawdusts and twigs. Most recently I've used trimmings and stems from weeds grown in my neighborhood.

My studio combines live/work opportunities, lessons, volunteering, collaborations, etc on a quiet half-acre between downtown and rural South Eugene, Oregon. The living quarters of this studio are currently listed with Airbnb. Stay for lessons privately or with small group. Located two miles west of the University of Oregon, visitors are welcome by appointment. The pottery is alongside Friendly Park one block east from Friendly Market, Moss Crossing and J-tea international.

When not making pots i enjoy gardening and maintaining split window VW bus and living well in the outdoors of Oregon and the American West.

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