The the onset of spring, I am beginning the new season with many new projects and responsibilities. With the emphasis towards professional and personal pursuits, I am taking a hiatus on my creative repertoire.
Please look forward to new projects this summer, with renewed vigor and inspiration!
Seasons Greetings! As we begin a new year, I will be renovating my page with many new updates.
I appreciate your patience in the meantime, as I look forward to share my upcoming artistic pursuits, as well as, creative endeavors.
As the month turns towards September, I’m thoughtful of the many events and opportunities that I’ve participated in this summer.
Having recently been involved with Pottery Northwest, I look forward to what fall courses and events they have to offer.
In my recent pursuit of other artistic mediums, I began researching other local pottery studios. I was pleased to find that Seattle Pottery Supply offers raku services and classes. In reading more about their studio, I became thrilled to find that as part of their raku opportunities, you can sign up for monthly firings at a very low cost.
So, with that in mind, I’m hoping to get back into raku this fall. To start, I will make another plaster cast of my original female form and use that mold as a future template. My current collection of hosts 7 pieces, which could easily become many many more.
Definition of Raku:
Glazed ceramic bisque-ware that is heated until the glazes mature (approx. 1750 degrees Fahrenheit) then removed from the kiln and placed in a sealed container containing straw leaves, dirt, organic materials or newspaper to make a reductive atmosphere that produces unique iridescent colors, unattainable through any other means. Mother nature at her finest. Where even the most critical artist is amazed.