Raku Copper Leaves

 
 


My process combines Japanese firing methods and American technologies of today. Copper, cobalt and iron color the surfaces with brilliant blues, greens, reds, pinks, blacks, grays and pastel tones.  Each piece is collaboration of my methods and that day’s firing conditions. After more than 30 years, I continue to enjoy the raku dance of having some control and then letting it be, trusting the process.

The vases are made mainly for decorative use. A liner must be used for live flowers. Each wall piece comes with a decorative wire stem that serves as a secure hanger for the piece. Reliquary boxes are perfect as urns for ashes or other keepsakes. No bleach please. Wipe clean with Windex.

copper leaf motif