Pottery by Lillian Burkart

Pottery by Lillian Burkart

$65.00 $65.00

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Artist: Lillian Burkart

Size: 8″, base 3″ , maximum diameter 6.5″

Description: “The earthen colors are not a glaze but are achieved by wrapping the piece in organic materials and salts which are fired all night in a giant barrel of blazing hardwood in my backyard. This piece was wrapped in hardwood chips, salts, coffee grinds, and small strands of copper wire add the black elements to the explosion of colors in the saggar. The technique is reminiscent of early native American pottery firings when glazes and heat control were not available.  The surface is smooth and highly polished which is achieved through a slow hand burnishing process prior to the firing. Every view of this piece is uniquely interesting. You will want to caress the work. If using as a vase, only dried arrangements are recommended.”