Brenda Sutton Mader
"The journey of clay as it passes through the firing process, is my main focus. Exploring the special relationship between clay, glaze, and fire. Each process has a unique effect on both the glaze and the clay body, soft hues of smoke fire, lustres of raku, and the dependability of electric fire. Returning clay back to stone with wood burning high fire, letting the flame and ash transform the glaze. I used heat, smoke and flame to paint the surface and affect the glazes of my pieces."