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Welcome to the Ash Glaze Gallery

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In the mid 90s, I began to notice ash glazes on pots in books and in the work of other potters, namely Richard Aerni in New York and Tom Clarkson in Virginia.  Their forms attracted me a great deal but it was the glazes that seduced me and I began to think about ash glazing and research to try and find a way to use it in my work.  Mostly, I wanted some bowls for me (see the Bowl Wars Story at the bottom and take the poll).
I find them very complicated, but so alive its worth the fuss of using many different slips and having to do the glaze tests.  These glazes are sprayed on the pots which means I have to sieve each glaze before putting them in the sprayer, they're caustic to the skin so gloves are necessary and long sleeve clothing.  Have to wear the "gas mask" and welders mask and hat which ruins my reputation as a fashion goddess.  Its all very time consuming, but when it works they just have so much energy.
Spraying Ash glaze on a bowl  (high fashion? click on image to enlarge)
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All the elements of making a clay form came together and are most pleasing.   All of the bowls have a satin black glaze on the outside with a nice marriage between the ash flow on the top rim and the satin black.  Very quiet interface.
 

This is a new series of Ash Glaze Bowls.  These medium sided pea pod rimmed bowls are a fine size for kitchen and serving tools.  Although I don't recommend cooking in these pieces, I use mine to serve rolls, cold salads, compost scrap collection, food preparation ( a heap of fennel bulbs look beautiful in the green ash bowl and yellow peppers in the brown ash are positively organic)  Click on image to enlarge.  .


AB01 (~11"Dia. x 5"H)
$175

AB02 (~10 1/8" Dia. x 7 3/4"H)
$150
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AB03 (~12 1/4" Dia. x 6"H)
$175

AB04 (~12 i/2 Dia. x 5 1/2"H)
$175
Ash Glaze Flower Arrangers
These  vases are a new series of Ash Glazed Flower Arrangers which have a single clay tube in the base to support a few  select flowers, or can be used to make a large arrangement loosely arranged around the clay tube.   Click on image to enlarge.

Ash Flower Arranger Vase
AGFAV01 (11 1/2" Dia. x 7 1/4"H)
$125

Ash Flower Arranger Vase
AGFAV02 (12 1/2" Dia. x 10 3/4"H)
$250

Ash Flower Arranger Vase
AGFAV03 {6 1/2" Dia x 6 1/4"H}
$60
SOLD

Ash Flower Arranger Vase
AGFAV04 (5 1/2"Dia. x 5 1/2"H)
$60
SOLD

Ash Flower Arranger Vase
AGFAV05 (5"Dia. x 4 1/2"H)
$60

Ash Flower Arranger Vase
AGFAV06 (5 1/2"Dia. x 3 3/4"H)
$60
SOLD

Ash Flower Arranger Vase
AGFAV07 (5 1/2"Dia. x 5"H)
$60
SOLD
Ash Glaze Flower Arranger
Ash Flower Arranger
AGFA (12"Dia. x 3"H)
$85
SOLD
Ash Flower Arranger
Ash Flower Arranger
AGFA01 (11 1/2"Dia. x 3"H)
$135
SOLD
Ash Flower Arranger
Ash Flower Arranger
AGFA02 (11 1/2"Dia. x 3 1/4"H)
$85
"THE BOWL WARS"
When Norm and I first married in 1975, we moved onto a sailboat and I made 3 bowls for us to use.  Eating off of plates is hard when you're sailing and I really got used to the bowl idea.  When we moved back on land, I kept serving most foods in the bowls and they were getting pretty decrepit.  Bought some really exciting bowls from a potter in Michigan and continued to serve the food in the bowls.  Norm never commented.  Time passed until this year, Jan.  2000.  We had friends for dinner and cooked pasta and I was setting out the bowls and my friend said, "can we have plates?"  I said "sure", but secretly thought they were nuts, I mean, who eats pasta on plates?  That's what pasta bowls are for.  But, I put out two very nice Bill Stewart plates with the comment "that Norm will probably want a bowl."  But no, as Norm strolled by he said "plates!"  "Oh boy, can I have a plate?"  It was polite mutiny in my own kitchen.  I'm still thinking they're nuts but got out the other plate and my lone bowl.  Seems that Norm has been indulging me all these years thinking it was some bizarre potters' weirdness that made me use bowls.  Now, I am forced to ask him what goes in a bowl and what he wants on the plate
The poll is: Which do you prefer, a large flat bottomed bowl, or a plate for most meals?  Not counting large slabs of meat.  Please respond in the with an Email.
Note: as of October 2002, the bowl people are winning.
Cleo prefers bowls (Click on image to enlarge)
Cleo prefers bowls.....
Leo prefers large plastic bowls....(Click on image to enlarge)
Leo prefers large plastic....
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