These images represent larger work I have been creating employing a variety of techniques:
block printing on wet clay, etching in a mishima method and carving. In some instances images are carved into the background for added depth to the overall image.
Bowl range in size from approx 7-10" in width and 4-6" tall.
This work represents a new direction in high-fired stoneware in that it is thrice-fired. Initially fired in a heavy reduction gas firing then followed by either a wood or wood/salt firing. Then finished in a mid-range oxidation (electric) firing to smooth any remaining blemishes or rough edges.
The surfaces of these pieces are a combination of block printing, embossing, etching with shino glazes and ash from the wood firing process.