My raku is unique because of the copper raku glaze that I developed. The magic of the fire brings out the colors of copper. Each piece captures the fire in a different way and the end result is that each piece, either hand built or thrown, has its own unique colors. I love to design and build a form, carve the textures to enhance the design and then raku the piece. Color, form and texture combine to make a cohesive statement in clay.
This is one of my newest pieces, a combination of the burnished black and the rich copper. Intricate designs have been carved into the area that I will glaze. The over all contrast between the smooth blackness and the vibrant copper gives my raku an updated look. This piece can be seen in an exhibition at the Mendenhall Administration Building on the Davidson County Community College, Lexington, NC. This piece as well as three others will be on exhibit until Dec 10th, 2012.