I develop custom raku glazes which are lead-free and formulated to create dazzling effects on varied surfaces of non-functional pottery and sculpture. No two finished pieces will ever be the same because the metals (silver, copper, cobalt, iron) and colorants of the glazes are brought to the surface by flame and reduction to present themselves in a unique way.
Pared down to its barest essence, Wabi-Sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and in nature, It is a beauty of things imperfect and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional...
"Wabi" is the kind of perfect beauty that is seemingly-paradoxically caused by just the right kind of imperfection, such as an asymmetry in a ceramic bowl which reflects the handmade craftsmanship, as opposed to another bowl which is perfect, but soul-less and machine-made.
"Sabi" is the kind of beauty that can come only with age, such as the patina on a very old bronze statue.