Fired for 120 hours in a wood burning Anagama kiln with a mixture of Fir, Alder, finished with Maple wood. Made and fired in the Pacific Northwest. The exterior of the cups are colored and glazed only through the atmosphere around each piece. As the wood ash is carried through the kiln with the flame it layers onto the pottery, melting into a complex and earthy glaze, marked with patterns of the flame path. Hydrogen reduction cooled on the last day. Stoneware clay.
Note: Each piece is unique. The one you order may have subtle differences from the item in the photograph.
Natasha Alphonse is a Seattle ceramic artist, originally from the Northern tip of Saskatchewan. She grew up on a small reservation called Black Lake First Nations and being apart of the Denesuline tribe grounded her and always brought forward a connection to the earth and nature. This is often reflected in her ceramic process and the rituals surrounding each piece.
Made in Seattle
Approx 3" tall
Approx 3.5" diameter