microscopy 3

Further SEM study (see "microscopy 2") with the sample cut from the wood-fired lid has provided some images that provide novel evidence in support of our current theories regarding the microscopic physical processes that lead to formation of bright red color patches on the surfaces of wood-fired, reduction cooled stoneware clays. After seeing this new… Continue reading microscopy 3


This week I was fortunate to be able to fire a number of candidate ceramic pieces for my BMAI project in a wood-burning "train" kiln at the Cobb Mountain Art & Ecology Center (@cobbartandecology). There were just two of us sharing the kiln space and the work of the firing -- me and my friend… Continue reading firing