Beautiful and functional salt fired Moon cup by Laurel MacDuffie. Laurel’s work has a warmth and weight that is nothing short of comforting. Strong and durable, her pottery is reminiscent of antique stoneware pottery, which may add to the sense of security one feels when handling it. The toasty clay color you see is naturally glazed with salt! Salt glazing has historical roots, and is distinctive in its marbled and variegated surface effects. The unglazed pottery is fired to a high temperature and salt fumes are introduced into the kiln chamber. The sodium in the salt forms a vapor cloud in the kiln which binds with the silica and alumina in the clay to form a glass which glazes the pottery. (The pale circular markings underneath are characteristic of wood and salt fired and pottery.) Microwave and dishwasher safe.
Bowl: 3 1/2 diameter ” x 3 1/2″ tall
“Clay is a sensitive material. It records every touch, and all that touch conveys. I use this responsiveness as a tool to communicate calm, and imperfection. Making pots, my wheel turns slowly. I stay present with the forming of each piece. Sometimes I rub the new pot to calm the marks of spin. I handle my pots a lot in their making, leaving a record of touch. I make my forms stable, noticeably solid. I make my lines irregular, like the beauty in nature. I try not to fix every mistake. Sometimes I try to make you laugh.”
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