“The Explorers", 2019
Wood fired porcelains
5" long x 3" wide x 6.5" 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 2200 Fahrenheit over the course of five days. The wood ash settled onto the piece, melting into a thick blue glaze, with drips running along the beasts' sides. All the colors come the clay, the ash, and the flame, with no added glaze or slip. This beast really shows off the remarkable levels of ash from our most recent firing - it was in the back half of the kiln and features ash drips like might see in the very front.
About the piece:
For all that is said about great folks "standing on the shoulders of giants", not enough is said about simple standing on the nose of your slightly larger friends. The view is certainly better up here, and that makes pathing finding much easier for the both of you.
Your beasts will be sent out via USPS Priority Mail on May 15th, safely and securely heading your way. In case of overpayment for international shipping or multiple purchases, I'll refund the extra.
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.