I am using Raku/Smoke firing to get the results I am looking for. Not only the results are important to me but how I get them. This firing technique is very uncertain, and will give slightly different result every firing. This is my aim. Being uncertain and not knowing.
When decorating I have a bigger picture in my mind but show only fragments of it on the clay.
I am interested in making patterns that are not obvious and leave the onlooker to suggest different meaning from abstracting out a picture to suggest subliminal memories, semi conscious feelings and experiences.