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myrna figueiredo

pinch pot
material: clay
kiln: raku fire

may 2001
 


detail: reverse side of base dish ===>
candle holder [big candle goes inside projecting light through the irregular holes]
material: clay
kiln: low fire
green man
material: clay
kiln: low fire
[texture made using real leaves let to dry with piece and then fired]

material: clay
kiln: high fire
candle holder 1 & 2 - series "organic" [raku]
cup - textured with tree bark
scrying bowl
material: clay
kiln: low fire

water fount
material: clay
kiln: low fire


altar
material: clay
kiln:
low fire

book of life
(detail)
material:
clay
kiln:
raku fire

2001


preparation of kiln

removing piece when ready

my teacher was the one preparing the kiln on the left

combustion
chock of temperature sets fire to a mixture of straw, saw dust and shreded newspaper after what the fire is covered with a bucket in order to isolate the event from oxygen

the team - Elizabeth Jacobs, the teacher, is taking the picture. from left to right: Michelle, Lisa, Joanne, Paula, Claire, Bonnie, Monica and Myrna

birdbath

concrete, picassiette and stones

see the making of a mosaic birdbath

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