How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?
"Within my process I have only so much control over how the piece finally looks. The glazes I make can react a little differently from batch to batch and from firing to firing. They all have a lot of individual character; from crystals and drips in some areas, to flashes of color on white glazed vessels. This comes from nearby pieces with other, intensely colored minerals in their glaze. There can be areas of satin surface in a mostly matte glaze, bubbles, froth and speckles as minerals fire out and melt in a glaze. And occasional warping of a thin walled piece. The alchemy in the clay, glaze and heat interaction is part of the process and I released that control long ago. I accept the nature of this creative process and love the surprise."
Lisa Fleming Ceramics