Archive for raku

Sheena Cameron #2

Title:  Raven Horse with White Shadow

Size:  10″h x 16″w x 4″d

Light and Shadow:  Jet black ravens are like living shadows with mystery and magic and potential. Although there are many white birds, the rare white raven is considered especially auspicious and more like part of the black raven than its own entity.

Price:  $400

Statement:  Sheena Cameron’s lifelong artistic passion has been with clay. Although exploring many other art forms, she now lives and works in her ceramic studio in the village of Rinconada (near Dixon). She fires many of her pieces in her outdoor raku kiln. She has become known for her one-of-a-kind horse sculptures that have gemstone manes and tails and open to reveal inner treasures relating to the theme of the individual piece. Firing them using the raku process or other unusual surface techniques insures that each will be unique. Each comes with a miniature “book” telling the theme of the horse piece, the kinds and meanings of the stones used and the personal message of the particular horse. She often does these horses in series. Most notable are the Goddess series, the raven series, the homage to famous artist series, the seahorse series, and the vision quest series.

All Cameron’s work is hand built. The latest series are mandala inspired raku raven bowls taking full advantage of the deep blacks that can be achieved with the smoking step of the raku process. She also does larger sculpture using human, animal and symbolic motifs.

Sheena Cameron

Phil Green #2

Title:  The Time Machine

Size:  20″h x 17″w x 2″d

Light and Shadow:  It takes a Time Machine to let you know whether your part of the globe is in light or shadow. This one can expand this awareness to two more regions of the earth.

Price:  $475

Statement:  Phil Green began his pottery interest as a hobby about 1998. His intrigue with Raku firing began early. As he worked with pots and hand-built pieces, he began seeing the possibilities when raku glazes were mixed with conventional color glazes. When he made his first clock, he got hooked. These unique ceramic clocks are hand-carved in slabs of clay and then Raku fired. The flashing, followed by a smothering and smoldering process, produces iridescent patinas.

He has been making clocks and showing them in galleries and art shows since 2004. In the Albuquerque area his work is in Amapola Gallery on the Old Town Plaza. He also shows in Conley Pottery in Madrid south of Santa Fe. He has been in several art shows including New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair, Weem’s International Artfest, and the Vail Art Fair.

More about my work:  www.rakuroundtheclock.com

Phil Green

Phil Green #1

Title:  Grand Central

Size:  23″h x 13″w x 2″d

Light and Shadow:  The iridescent colors in Grand Central can only be seen by bringing it out of the shadows into bright light.

Price:  $395

Statement:  Phil Green began his pottery interest as a hobby about 1998. His intrigue with Raku firing began early. As he worked with pots and hand-built pieces, he began seeing the possibilities when raku glazes were mixed with conventional color glazes. When he made his first clock, he got hooked. These unique ceramic clocks are hand-carved in slabs of clay and then Raku fired. The flashing, followed by a smothering and smoldering process, produces iridescent patinas.

He has been making clocks and showing them in galleries and art shows since 2004. In the Albuquerque area his work is in Amapola Gallery on the Old Town Plaza. He also shows in Conley Pottery in Madrid south of Santa Fe. He has been in several art shows including New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair, Weem’s International Artfest, and the Vail Art Fair.

More about my work:  www.rakuroundtheclock.com

Phil Green

Amber Archer

Title:  Non-Traditional Raku Bowl

Size:  16″ w x 6″ d

Light and Shadow:  Yin and yang raw and glazed dark and light light and shadow

Price:  $225

Statement:  My passion is throwing – it has given me a sense of discipline and freedom.

More about my work: expressionsinclay.com

Amber Archer