"Ice Skull", 2022
Wood fired porcelain
12" long x 6" wide x 3.5" deep
About the process:
This original handmade sculpture was woodfired in a traditional Japanese-style anagama kiln. The kiln was fed with wood every five to ten minutes until it reached temperatures of 2300 Fahrenheit over the course of 100 hours. As the firing goes on, the wood ash settles on the pieces and melts into a ceramic glaze. The antlers were made of a slightly darker porcelain than the skull, giving the piece contrast. All the colors come the clay, the ash, and the flame, with no added glaze or slip.
About the piece: This lovely skull was made from an unusual porcelain, one I normally only use for teeth. It's paler and more translucent than my normal porcelain. It was weird and finicky to deal with, but I love the gloss and the quiet colors of this skull.
Your beast will be sent out via FedEx ground by December 7th, safely and securely heading your way. In case of overpayment for international shipping or multiple purchases, I'll refund the extra. Shipments to within the continental United States should arrive before December 25th, assuming the post office cooperates.
If you would like gift wrapping or would like for the receipt to not include the price, let me know, and I can make it happen.
Interested in paying in installments? Shoot me an email, and we can make it happen. However, I can't reserve a piece during a shop launch! If your favorite piece is still available 2 hours after the launch, then we can set something up.