SODA; ATMOSPHERIC FIRING
"I make things that last, things become part of a person’s routine and merge with them a little bit. I don’t make anything purely decorative, nothing beautiful for beautiful’s sake, but beautiful as a result of the process. Beautiful because they go with a person through their life. That’s the elevation of beauty for me.”
SODA FIRING / Soda firing is a dynamic and variable firing process wherein liquified soda carbonate is sprayed into the kiln at 2,280 F through several ports on each side. The soda spray immediately vaporizes and is swept up in the path of the flame, painting on the ware and creating a glaze. Each firing results in completely organic and unique interaction of the flame and vapor.