Glazes & Glass
Glazes and glass are organic and mimic the natural colours we see in flowers, earth, fire, water and rock. Sometimes it is the contrast between that which is glazed and that which isn't. The magic is when the muted colours of the raw glazes melt and run and merge together in the heat of the kiln. Glass also providing another depth and translucent as it skims the surface like watery pools or droplets on rock or leaves. Always a surprise, sometimes producing similarities between objects, yet never the same.
Opening the kiln is always an event and I must hold myself back and allow the pots to cool before delivering them from their hot bed. It is pure joy turning each sculpture over and admiring the detail of the wonder that is the firing process.