Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Atmospheric Bug

My interest in atmospheric firing is not new, although it has been on hold for quite a while. I caught the fever watching Paul Dresang firing the witty, sybaritic teapots and loving cups he was making in the early nineties. Paul's work has changed greatly in the intervening years, and the new pieces are fascinating in their own way, but this is where it started for me, and I still hope to capture some of the voluptuous qualities that these earlier pieces embodied. (See Paul's new work here.) The work pictured here was fired with residual salt, not soda, of course, and I am learning that soda is not Salt Lite, but they are still a powerful inspriation for me.


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