Reduction Rust, 2022
All pieces in The Reduction Rust Series have been either gas or wood-fired at Guldagergaard International Ceramics Research Centre, Denmark, during a 6-week residency. The series was produced for and exhibited at Collect Art Fair, 2022, with Thrown Contemporary Gallery.
Gas and wood firings create a reducing atmosphere inside the kiln producing varied and unexpected results. The reduction process changes the colour of the clay body as well as drawing iron to the clays surface appearing as small flecks of brown. While flames during a wood firing can mark the pieces with flashes of pinks and browns, and ash from the fire can land and melt on the clays surface creating a light green glaze.