Glazes and Glass

The glazes and glass I use mimic the natural colours we see in flowers, earth, fire, water and rock.  Sometimes, I leave an interesting contrast between that which is glazed and that which isn't. The magic happens when the muted colours of the raw glazes melt and run and merge together in the heat of the kiln. Adding glass provides further depth, and where it melts in the kiln, what is left is smooth and translucent; the molten glass skims the surface like watery pools or droplets on rock or leaves. The result is always a surprise, always unique.

Opening the kiln is a exciting 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 piece over and admiring the detail of the wonder that is the firing process.