Pattern: Patience in iron
In collaboration with calligrapher Beth Schaible
Approx Size: 4.5" tall
Dishwasher and microwave safe
Made by screen-printing patterns in iron onto paper and then transferring them onto the piece halfway through the wheel-throwing stage, a process the artist has dubbed "Volumetric Image Transfer". The pots are fired to 2300ºF and cooled without oxygen until 1375º, a process known as "Reduction Cooling" designed to retain the clay's black Iron color from the reduction of oxygen in the iron molecule.