Most of this work has been fired in a wood kiln, in this case Richard Carter’s Noborigama in Pope Valley. It is a communal process that requires a special commitment and teamwork, with the firing occurring over 4 consecutive days.
These pieces were made specifically for that kiln, using clays & glazes that are greatly enhanced by that unpredictable firing.
The inspiration for the woven pieces was my prior experience as a fiber weaver and basket maker. After many years of making woven plates for firing in a wood kiln, I have been weaving the clay into interesting forms, glazing and firing them in my gas kiln. I am delighted with the new ‘look’ and anticipate continuing to weave and fire them myself.
So here they are: