KowalskiPottery

Mocha Diffusion and soda Fired Pottery.

480 Sales

KowalskiPottery

Mocha Diffusion and soda Fired Pottery.

480 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(165)

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All work has been priced individually and have been photographed to show the viewers an accurate visual description of the items in this shop. Any minor glaze flaws such as a pin-hole and other blemishes occur occasionally during the glaze firing process. These will be shown in the photographs, and will not be subject to returns or refunds. No additional discount will be added since all pieces are evaluated and priced accordingly. If you have any questions about any listing, feel free to ask!

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Last updated on Mar 18, 2018

Can’t find what you are looking for? Sign up on my website to get info on shop updates. www.kowalskipottery.com

All work has been priced individually and have been photographed to show the viewers an accurate visual description of the items in this shop. Any minor glaze flaws such as a pin-hole and other blemishes occur occasionally during the glaze firing process. These will be shown in the photographs, and will not be subject to returns or refunds. No additional discount will be added since all pieces are evaluated and priced accordingly. If you have any questions about any listing, feel free to ask!

Kevin Kowalski

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I am a potter from Placentia, California working with the Mocha Diffusion and Soda Fired Porcelain.

I have been working with clay for over 20 years but only recently have I started to design and make a body of work that I am selling. The last 20 years I have been traveling, working on degrees, teaching ceramics to high schoolers, starting a family and refining my craft.

I work out of my home studio in Placentia, California and have been working with a decorating technique called Mocha Diffusion. It is a technique where an acid is mixed with an oxide and dropped onto the surface of fresh liquid slip. Branches and legs shoot out from the point of contact and the results are incredible. The decoration is a reference to nature. They represent rivers cutting into the earths crust, lightning from the sky, veins of a leaf, coral of the sea and trees and bushes of the land.

I finish the work in one of two ways. I will use a transparent glaze or soda fire to cone 6. Soda firing is an atmospheric firing where baking soda is added to the hot kiln and vaporizes and is carried by the flame to the pottery surface. It is somewhat unpredictable but I try my best to get a consistent look and color.

I have started to work in a cone 5 Porcelain called Nara 5 from www.aardvarkclay.com because I love the color and surface from the soda kiln.

Thanks for your support and I hope you enjoy my work.

Kevin Kowalski

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  • Kevin Kowalski

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    Creating pottery for people and places since 2012. I work from my home studio and teach ceramics. I enjoy the process of pottery and using handmade items. My family and I thank you for your support! Instagram @kowalskipottery

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