Copper Pots

With these pots I tend to explore the more sculptural side, although I rarely deviate from the formal lexicon of a pot. The nature of the glaze lends itself to a more solitary form.

The glaze is made up almost entirely of copper oxide and clay, and fired to a temperature of 1050c. They are then fired in a raku firing to 800c and treated to post firing paternation, and polished with beeswax to protect the surfaces. The paternation is an extension of my earlier copper pots, giving a me a different palette of colours and lending a stronger character to the pot.