"The Task”, 2019
Wood fired porcelains and stoneware
7" long x 3" wide x 9" 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 ash collected on the beast and melted into a ceramic glaze, running down the sides and collecting in the craters of the moon. The horns and the rock are of a darker stoneware, while the moon was a purer porcelain. There was so much ash this firing, that it erroded the clay of the horns, carrying the iridescence down onto the face of the beast in drips of glass.
All the colors come the choice and blending of clay, the ash, and the flame, with no added glaze or slip.
About the piece:
Everyone has their own legend of how the moon got to where it is. Think, for a moment, of the legends that are untold. The tales that are out there, and waiting.
Your beast 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.