Fire in the Blood

It is the heart that is insatiable, the heart that needs to burn with any kind of fire. This is what we are searching for: To burn, to be consumed, to devour our days just as fire devours the forest.*

* Adapted from writer Irène Némirovsky

Title: Fire in the Blood
Medium: Wood fired ceramic clay, solid wood base
Size: 10(H) x 10(H) in

What is wood firing? Wood is the oldest method of firing clay. As the wood burns it generates ash that transforms into a unique glaze, giving each piece a distinctive character. Wood kilns must be kept burning continuously for days to ensure they reach a high enough temperature to melt the ash.

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