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This red smoke-fired ceramic pot has been made from porcelain, burnished prior to firing (smoothed with a piece of glass) and then partially glazed and fired in my electric kiln.
I paint the glaze on using a special technique so as to show a multitude of different red tones.
I have also used copper carbonate as a paint to add further textural markings to the surface.
Next, the gold lustre has been added and fired on, again in the kiln.
After the electric kiln firings the pot has been smoke-fired in sawdust. The sawdust must be packed in a specific way and only a certain type of sawdust is used.
Lastly it has been cleaned and waxed with beeswax.
The height of the pot is 43cm (including the stand).
The width is 8cm at the top.
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