Foraged clays and wood ashes
30cm x 25cm
Coiled on a kickwheel, reduction fired with gas and wood.
Note from the artist:
Hwa-byeong means "flower bottle" in Korean. This form is dear to my practice and is used in East Asia as a spirit server, a vase for a single or maybe three branches, for wet or dry arrangements, or simply as a stand alone piece. Made of wild clays from the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. Kaolin rich clay poured over the piece, with lines forming where the start and finish of the pouring action meet. The clay used for this piece is coarser than usual, contributing a tactile aspect to the surface where the slip breaks on each rougher particle. The interactions between the materials create warm hues adding depth of the surface during the firing process.