The outer surface of my work is entirely the result of the firing process. The inside is glazed, but the outside is naked porcelain that becomes "glazed" by the combined action of the wood-flame and a soda mix added at top temperature.

The surfaces are consistently rich and dynamic, yet there is variation from firing to firing, and within each kiln load. I love this relationship between firing and surface results; it feels like I'm painting with fire.

I have had a steep learning curve through designing, building and firing the kiln. If you would like to see the process of building Pedro (the kiln) click here.