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  • "Venus Rising, Spirits Whisper"

    Hand built stoneware, terra sigillata, saggar fired with ferric chloride, soda ash, coconut sugar, and graphite pencil shavings mixed with copper. Hand-rubbed beeswax finish.

    h:14” x w:12”

    2016  (To request additional information or to purchase, contact Tansey Contemporary Denver)

    889,960
    Not For Sale
  • "Untitled"

    Handbuilt raku clay, coil construction

    h:10" x w:6"

    2011  (collection of the Artist)

    685,960
    Price On Request
  • "Gliding The Winds of Bitter Springs Butte"

    Hand built stoneware, terra sigillata, saggar fired in foil with ferric chloride, soda ash, coconut sugar, and wood shavings. Hand-rubbed beeswax finish.

    h:10.5” x w:12.5”

    2016  (Sold, Gallery 873)

    992,960
    Not For Sale
  • “Made of Earth and Rain”

    Hand built stoneware, Saggar fired, beeswax finish.
    Porous - will not hold liquids. (Studio "second" - inquire)

    h:6” x w:10.5”

    2015  (private collection)

    1190,960
    Not For Sale
  • “Messages From The River”

    Hand built stoneware, Saggar fired, beeswax finish.
    Porous - will not hold liquids.

    h:12.5” x w:8.5”

    2015  (private collection)

    703,960
    Not For Sale
  • "Untitled"

    Handbuilt grogged stoneware, coil construction

    h: 10" x w: 19"

    2011  (private collection)

    814,960
    Not For Sale
  • "Untitled"

    Handbuilt stoneware, coil construction

    h:12" x w:11"

    2011  (private collection)

    690,960
    Not For Sale
  • "Untitled"

    Handbuilt grogged stoneware, coil construction

    h:13" x w:12"

    2011  (private collection)

    709,960
    Not For Sale
  • "Untitled"

    Handbuilt grogged stoneware, coil construction

    h:10" x w:9"

    2009  (private collection)

    890,960
    Not For Sale
  • "Monument to B-Boy"

    Handbuilt stoneware, coil construction

    h:10" x w:5"

    2009  (private collection)

    683,960
    Not For Sale
  • "Untitled"

    Handbuilt stoneware, coil construction

    h:11" x w:9.5"

    20009  (private collection)

    686,960
    Not For Sale
  • "Untitled"

    Handbuilt stoneware, coil construction

    h:7" x w:9"

    2011  (private collection)

    740,960
    Not For Sale
  • "Untitled"

    Handbuilt raku clay, coil construction

    h:11" x w:6"

    2011  (private collection)

    666,960
    Not For Sale
  • "Untitled"

    Handbuilt grogged stoneware, coil construction

    h:12" x w:9"

    2010  (private collection)

    677,960
    Not For Sale
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SAGGAR
Saggar refers to any structure which encloses a piece of pottery in a kiln for firing. There are many saggar firing processes. I prefer a process of hand-building with a groggy stoneware clay, allowing the finished form to slowly dry to a leatherhard state. The surface is then burnished with a smooth stone and a thin layer of terra sigillata is applied and the surface re-burnished. When the form is bone dry, it is bisque fired to 1915˚F (cone 05). Once bisqued, I paint ferric chloride on the surface and sprinkle soda ash on top which creates a chemical reaction — heat and gas, or chlorine gas. The vessel is then nestled in a foil sagger filled with combustible materials such as sawdust, organic materials, salts, or metals, and sealed. This foil saggar is then fired at 900˚F - 1300˚F for about 30 minutes and removed from the kiln to cool for about 30 minutes. Once removed from the saggar and fully cooled, the vessel is submerged in distilled water for 12 - 24 hours to temper any sodium that has migrated to the clay's surface during firing. The vessel, once dry, is finished with wax and hand buffed to a soft glow.
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