HI YOU ARE BIDDING ON THIS FABULOUS SIGNED STUDIO ART POTTERY VASE IRRIDECSCENT BY NORMAN BACON RAKU THAT I GOT AT A LANCASTER PA ESTATE MEASURES 7"1/2 TALL AND IS IN WONDERFUL CONDITION SIGNED ON BOTTOM THERE IS NO RESERVE ON THIS OR ANY OF MY AUCTIONS CHECK OUT MY OTHER ART GLASS AND ANTIQUES FROM THE SAME ESTATE EMAIL ME ANY QUESTIONS THANK YOU AND : ) MORE INFORMATION :Norman Bacon produces thousands of pots a year that are created with molds to minimize breakage and are raku-fired with a copper glaze. The firing is a two-step process using an oven and a cooling tower he designed. Each pot is a one-of-a kind piece.
Bacon, who lives in Bearsville, in Ulster County, accomplishes his unique look through a process he calls "Painting With Fire." First, he decides whether to draw on the piece, or if the color over a strong form should stand by itself. If he chooses to draw, he applies a wax resist using a longhaired brush in a free form style. When dry, the wax resists the liquid copper dipped over the form. During the firing, the lines of wax become matte.
Carefully monitoring the heat with a digital, Bacon fires from one to 12 pots in his gas kiln for 15 to 20 minutes in temperatures up to 1,975 degree Fahrenheit, pyrometer. Distinctive beading caused by excessive heat adds texture to the form and color. The pots ... read more