Joel Bennett

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Stirrup Vessel #3
Ceramics: Burnished pit fired ceramic vessel

10"w x 12"h


I’ve always been intrigued by the direct effects of fire on my work. Whether employing pit-firing, saggar, or raku firing techniques, the unpredictable, uncontrolled nature of the fire creates pieces that possess a uniqueness and individuality of its own. There is something very exciting about uncovering the pit after a firing, marveling at the richness of colors, fire markings, and sometimes spectacular results of this process.