Stacey Stanhope Dundon

I make functional and decorative works in clay. All work is hand thrown on a potter’s wheel then decorated with wax. Once the wax dries a black slip is painted on the surface. The paint sticks to the raw clay but not the wax, revealing the drawn image. The pottery is then high fired in a salt kiln to approximately 2300 degrees. The wax burns off in the kiln, salt is introduced into the kiln through ‘spy holes’. The salt reacts with the silica in the clay causing a sheen to appear on the surface of the pot.