Stacey Stanhope

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Stacey makes functional and decorative work of clay. All work is hand thrown on a potter’s wheel and decorated with wax. Once the wax dries a black slip is painted on the surface. The paint will only stick to the raw clay and not the wax, revealing the 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 apprear on the surface of the pot.