Saggar Fired Ova
Created by Judith Motzkin
This flame-painted egg form is wheel thrown and burnished with terra sigillata. The unglazed piece was nested in sawdust and straw that was soaked in minerals. All the color comes from the fire. The marks of the burning materials are absorbed into the softly fired porous clay. The piece is waxed to bring the surface forward and to protect the piece.