Pottery/ceramics was my main form of artistic expression for a number of years. I recently scanned some old slides and converted them to digital images. I thought as a break from the bead work I would show a few of my old pieces. They are all raku, which is a fun technique where you pull the piece out of a glowing hot kiln and place it into a metal trashcan that contains something combustible (like torn paper and pine needles). The thicker the smoke, the blacker the unglazed parts become. I have a series of high fire (cone 10) plates I may put on here later.