Wood Fired Zigzag Vessel, Ember Diver
This little vessel fell is an ember diver, meaning it fell from a shelf in the East Creek anagama and landed in a coal bed! Lots of ash has accumulated on the surface, and even fused inside the pot, although it is still functional as a vase if desired.
This piece has a greater variety of color, texture and pattern than most of my pots due to the dynamic environment of its firing!
This vessel was fired in the East Creek anagama, a 40' long kiln in Willamina, Oregon. This pot was unglazed on the exterior when it was put into the kiln; the surface colors and textures on this pot are created entirely by molten wood ash traveling through the kiln over the course of 5/6 days and nights, with phases of heating and cooling, which interacts with the clay body and creates the effects you see here. The kiln reach temperatures up to 2800 degrees fahrenheit. This is truly an alchemical process, a collaboration with nature which brings character and uniqueness to every piece. Each result is truly one-of-a-kind.
Approx. 3.25" H x 3.25" W