"Janus Beast", 2019,
Wood fired porcelain and stoneware
4.5” long x 2.5” wide x 5” tall
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 2100 Fahrenheit over the course of five days. The firing that Janus is from was a difficult one, where we chose to fire the kiln for most of an extra day - a decision that paid off in the end. A large amount of wood ash settled onto Janus. On one side, it melted into a beautiful pattern of yellow crystals. On the other, it turned into a thick blue glaze. All the colors come the clay, the ash, and the flame, with no added glaze or slip.
About the piece:
Janus is a very expressive little creature, a tiny beast of many moods. However, there is one true consistency through everything. Day or night, Janus would like a very small piece of chocolate.
"Janus" will be sent out via USPS Priority Mail on December 16th or 17th, 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.
If you would like gift wrapping or would like for the receipt to not include the price, let me know before the 16th 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.