Large Salt Glazed Vessel, 2005

Another example of salt glaze firing is the Large Salt Glazed Vessel, 2005 (20” x 10” x 14.5”). This “husky” work boasts a “bulging” body adorned with visible throw marks and culminates in a pronounced lip. The rich brown salt glaze coating the lip, achieved through a high-temperature kiln process where vaporized salt interacts with the clay, accentuates the vessel’s structure and subtly contrasts the boldly painted black abstract signs on the white body. These expressive gestures, executed with a wide brush and ample paint, allow for accidental drips that add a touch of organic chaos to the otherwise controlled composition.

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