So...this is what I've been up to over Christmas. Smoke Firing!
You may know that I enjoy ceramics alongside my painting practice. A smoke firing is a simple, but very exciting way to finish pots.
The pots are first biscuit fired in a conventional kiln, then instead of using the usual glazes, they are burnishes and fired in sawdust, with the addition of things like seaweed, copper foil, leaves etc, in the hope of creating interesting effects.