Wood fired salt glazed with applied glaze: Stump Planter
This planter has a hole for drainage and handles to encourage the gardener to bring the planter inside for the winter. The surface has a bark like texture with an applied Tenmoku glaze.
The perception of beauty can be found in nature with its predictable, yet still unpredictable patterns. The beauty of the wood fired process is the creation of one of a kind pieces of work that can never be replicated in their entirety due to the chaotic flux of the fire. Chaos is order disguised within disorder and such is the wood fired process. Utilizing elements of nature including raw earthen clay, ash glaze, wood, and fire the production of an organically based art form is achievable. I believe strongly in the interaction and experience of humans with art forms, as art in its earliest creations was interwoven with daily life. Wood Fired Pottery achieves these ideals through functional wares and sculptural innovations.
wood fired salt glazed stoneware: Decanter
wood fired, salt glazed with applied ash glaze over a slip design; removable lid; can be customized with embossed leather tag
wood fired salt glazed stoneware: Plate
wood fired salt glazed plate with an applied ash glaze over a slip design
wood fired salt glazed stoneware: Beer Growler
Beer Growler inspired by the Jugs of the Rhineland of 15th century Germany
wood fired, salt glazed stoneware: English Style Pitcher
English style wood fired, salt glazed pitcher
Pit fired earthenware: Black Urn
Pit fired earthenware urn with a wood handle (This urn will not hold liquid)
Wood fired porcelain with applied celadon glaze: Lidded Jar
Lidded porcelain jar with applied celadon glaze
wood fired salt glazed stoneware: German Style Pitcher
German style pitcher with a pinched foot and applied ash glaze
Wood fired salt glazed with applied ash glaze: Bartmann Beer Stein
This German style beer stein is inspired by the Bartmann Jugs of the Rhineland.
wood fired salt glazed stoneware with applied shino glaze: Yunomi Tea Cup
These are fluted stoneware yunomi tea cups that have an applied shino glaze with a brushed iron design.
wood fired salt glazed stoneware with natural fly ash: Bottles
These side fired bottles are one of a kind works of art in that the glaze comes from the natural fly ash of the wood that is hand fed into the kiln for 36 hours.
Ceramic Stoneware: Wood Fired Pottery Studio
Super Duty Brick: Firing the Wood Kiln (Final Salt)
After 36 hours of hand feeding wood into the kiln we input salt into the fire. The salt melts and then vaporizes, breaking down to sodium and chloride. This process melts the silica on the unglazed surfaces of the pot forming a glaze with a texture that resembles an orange peel.
Available from this artist:
planters, vases, platters, bowls, teapots, tea bowls, water pitchers, growlers, garden bells, watering cans, mugs, tumblers, garden lanterns, sculptural pieces, urns,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Map and Directions:
Catoctin Region Stop #1
Directions to Wood Fired Pottery:
From Route 15 North in Lucketts, turn left onto Stumptown Road, right onto New Valley Church Road, left onto Bald Hill Road, and finally left onto Browns Farm Lane.