I am excited to be a first time vendor at Lockwood’s 10th Annual Fall Festival
Saturday, September 9 9-5
I have been busy creating one of a kind raku-fired pottery and unique jewelry for them and the second Parkside Artisan Market
Sunday, September 17
For those unfamiliar with raku pottery:
Each one-of-a-kind piece is wheel thrown or handmade, bisque fired, and decorated with metallic glazes. While the pot is still very hot, it is removed carefully from the kiln and placed in a can full of paper, straw, or leaves. The material catches fire and the can is closed tightly to begin the de-oxidation process. Smoke and fire work together to create a unique, one of a kind piece of ceramic art. This unique pottery is decorative only and should not be used with food or liquids.
Photos below show part of the process- because my kilns are small, I am only able to fire a few pieces in each load.
Glowing hot pottery leaves ready to be removed from the kiln
The glowing pottery is carefully placed in the can of newspaper, catches fire, and is quickly closed to begin the de-oxidation process
New raku with leaf impressions
Some of the finished raku leaves
Some of my kiln-fired, fused glass jewelry and re-purposed silverplate
Raku pottery leaf pendants
Recycled copper “Cuffaloes”
Fused glass and engraved wood embellished stainless steel bottle stoppers
Stay tuned for the rest of my fall and holiday show schedule!
For my many out-of-town friends and family, please feel free to contact me for special items- I will create something just for you! firstname.lastname@example.org 716-364-1800
Commission for my wonderful niece, Jill, using horse hair from her two loves…