Porcelain Leaves with Nature's Imprint
15" x 12" x 6"
Earthenware with porcelain leaves, terra sigillata, engobes, glazes
multi-fired from cone 04-1
leaves fired to cone 6
"It is our task to imprint this temporary, perishable earth into ourselves so deeply, so painfully and passionately, that its essence can rise again invisibly inside us."
~Rainer Maria Rilke
Recently I purchased a small test kiln. It is becoming very handy for firing small parts (such as leaves) and maquettes. Naturally it is good for test tiles, too. And I don't have to wait until the big kiln is full (which can take a while) to see results quickly. Within 24 hours, instant gratification in a ceramicist's world.