FireArtPottery

FireArt Pottery

48 Sales

FireArtPottery

FireArt Pottery

48 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Welcome - Thanks for stopping in and taking a look. Please come back again as I will be adding new pieces all the time.

All of my pottery is done using the Japanese inspired method of Raku. Each piece is taken from the kiln and put into a container with combustible organic matter (leaves, straw etc.) The matter bursts into flame, a lid is put on, and the oxygen is removed. The result is varied, upredictable and beautiful. Spectacular crackle and metallic effects are achieved. Unglazed areas are blackened with the smoke and add fantastic contrast to glazed areas.

I also use alternative firing techniques such as saggar and barrel firing. These pieces do not have any glaze and each piece must be sanded and burnished using oil and a smooth stone to produce a smooth, eggshell finish. With barrel firing, the pieces are put directly into the fire and the smoke literally paints each one with a pattern. In saggar firing, different organic material is put around each piece and then it is wrapped in aluminum foil before going into the kiln. The material burns away and what is left is colorful finish in shades of orange and pinks.

Every piece is created on the wheel and I use mostly white stoneware or white raku clay.

Enjoy!

Announcement

Welcome - Thanks for stopping in and taking a look. Please come back again as I will be adding new pieces all the time.

All of my pottery is done using the Japanese inspired method of Raku. Each piece is taken from the kiln and put into a container with combustible organic matter (leaves, straw etc.) The matter bursts into flame, a lid is put on, and the oxygen is removed. The result is varied, upredictable and beautiful. Spectacular crackle and metallic effects are achieved. Unglazed areas are blackened with the smoke and add fantastic contrast to glazed areas.

I also use alternative firing techniques such as saggar and barrel firing. These pieces do not have any glaze and each piece must be sanded and burnished using oil and a smooth stone to produce a smooth, eggshell finish. With barrel firing, the pieces are put directly into the fire and the smoke literally paints each one with a pattern. In saggar firing, different organic material is put around each piece and then it is wrapped in aluminum foil before going into the kiln. The material burns away and what is left is colorful finish in shades of orange and pinks.

Every piece is created on the wheel and I use mostly white stoneware or white raku clay.

Enjoy!

FireArtPottery

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jmlong1

jmlong1 on Sep 23, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This tabletop chiminea is an absolute beautiful piece of artwork. It looks so warm and charming with a tea light glowing in it. I just love it!

Anonymous on Mar 24, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Jan 14, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Love the vase. Simply beautiful!

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