Learn about my pit firing process & results
I have specialized in pit firing ever since I first did pit firing in college with an old trash can from my dad. I immediately fell in love with the process, the unknown, and the surprising results leaving me wanting more.
Pit firing bonds me with the artist and my artwork with fire. It’s a series of risk-taking while being present. Observing, and discovering what’s continually evolving during the firing process and trying to create order within the chaos of the flames. Learning and leaning into the wind is a process of living in the moment. Each piece is 100% unique as the flames lick and marks each piece differently, and I can always re-fire them if the look doesn’t strike me. Mother Nature inspires me by what she brings to the table and I strive to find the balance she always has in mind.
I liken the joy I feel when I see the colors and patterns reveal themselves as I wash off the ash to Christmas morning when I was a kid. Unwrapping the gifts to reveal the magic and love inside the colorful wrapping created by fire and organic material.
I enjoy going on trips and discovering long journeys of self-discovery in areas where few people explore. By doing this I bring these same lessons to my studio work and I hope this conveys the joy I find when I am making it.
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