High fired gas reduction pieces which are designed to compliment your home or office.
High fired gas reduction cups which are microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe. All glazes are lead free and barium free and made by myself.
Stoneware teapots which have been fired to 2350 degrees F. in a gas reduction kiln. They are microwave safe. All glazes are lead and barium free and made by myself.
All dinnerware has been fired to 2350 degrees F. in a gas reduction kiln. Glazes are lead and barium free and made by myself. All pieces are microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe.
All pieces are high fired in a gas reduction kiln to 2350 degrees F. Glazes are lead and barium free and made by hand by myself. Serving ware are microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe. They should be started in a cool oven without preheating to avoid possible crazing of glazes over time.
Raku is an exciting low fire technique in which one extracts of pot from a kiln heated to approximately 1850 degrees F. with tongs and places the piece in combustibles. The metallic look comes from oxygen being taken out of the glaze while it is being reduced with combustible materials. Depending on how much oxygen is removed makes the coppery glazes come to life. Raku pieces are art pieces and non functional. They will not hold water and should not be used to food items as the metals in the glazes can leach into food. They are made as art pieces and to be enjoyed! They are certainly fun and exciting to make.
Wood fired pots require much more time for loading and firing. Each pot must be wadded with a combination of alumina and epk made into round balls and added to the bottom of each pot in order to prevent sticking to the shelves during firing. The wood ash circulates around the kiln during the firing and forms a wood ash glaze on any bare or glazes surface of each pot. Firing takes anywhere from 2-3 days of stoking wood into the kiln and usually done with teams of 2-3 persons 24 hours a day split up into shifts. Wood firing is usually a team effort by many potters and promotes many pot lucks and comradery.