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Each piece is wrapped in copper wire and seaweed, buried in sawdust and fired to 1600 degrees. During the firing, more copper and salt is added to the flame. When the kiln is opened, it looks like a charred disaster! But after much cleaning and an application of lacquer, the work glow.s. Each piece is completely unique. Though I never know quite what will come out of the kiln, it is usually beautiful and thought provoking. This work has been featured in Lark Books' 500 Tiles, was displayed in the Governor's Residence for a year and is part of the permanent collection of Lansing Community College.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: clay
  • Width: 25 inches
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 17 inches

Venue & Connection Information

My tiles are somewhat heavy and need sturdy support.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: Yes
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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