Healed By the Flame #1
Dimensions: 16 inches long x 15 inches tall x 3 inches wide
This piece was woodfired over 30 hours. After the piece was bisqued (this first firing removes most of the water from the piece) I stressed it by hitting it with a hammer, hoping to make small cracks in the piece. During the second firing using wood, the intensity of temperature variation caused the cracks to open up, but concurrently the wood ash from the firing deposited in the cracks and melted, thereby “healing” those same cracks.