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Pedestal Vase
Pedestal Vase
Okeweemee Bowl profile
Okeweemee Bowl profile
Okeweemee Bowl
Okeweemee Bowl
Fat Belly
Fat Belly
Lidded  Okeweemee Bowl
Lidded Okeweemee Bowl
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Thumb wrinkle
Thumb wrinkle
Christine's Urn
Christine's Urn
N.C. Wild Pipe
N.C. Wild Pipe
Okeweemee with feet
Okeweemee with feet
Lidded horsehair
Lidded horsehair
Nouveau Horsehair Raku
Nouveau Horsehair Raku
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robinseggraku12.jpg
il_570xN.1020976255_qqq7.jpg
il_570xN.974433320_el4q.jpg
moore_1_Vizcaya.jpg
vasepca2.jpg
mosaic.jpg
coral fans11.jpg
Nouveau vase
Nouveau vase
naked raku.jpg
moore_1_22kgoldandhorsehair_full.jpg
moore_1_strangler coral raku_full.jpg
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MooreS1_Fan Coral.jpg
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Lidded horsehair with gold
Lidded horsehair with gold
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nouveau.jpg
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Demonstrating at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Demonstrating at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Lidded Jar
Lidded Jar
moore egg view 4.jpg
Pedestal Vase
Pedestal Vase
Okeweemee Bowl profile
Okeweemee Bowl profile
Okeweemee Bowl
Okeweemee Bowl
Fat Belly
Fat BellyThrown and burnished then fired for bisque, gold and horsehair reduction
Lidded  Okeweemee Bowl
Lidded Okeweemee BowlThrown and burnished bowl and lid with thumb curl. Fired for gold and horsehair reduction.
carter bowl.jpg
Thumb wrinkle
Thumb wrinkle
Christine's Urn
Christine's Urn
N.C. Wild Pipe
N.C. Wild Pipe
Okeweemee with feet
Okeweemee with feet
Lidded horsehair
Lidded horsehair
Nouveau Horsehair Raku
Nouveau Horsehair Raku
il_570xN.975019040_tvah.jpg
robinseggraku12.jpg
il_570xN.1020976255_qqq7.jpg
il_570xN.974433320_el4q.jpg
moore_1_Vizcaya.jpg
vasepca2.jpg
mosaic.jpg
coral fans11.jpg
Nouveau vase
Nouveau vase
naked raku.jpg
moore_1_22kgoldandhorsehair_full.jpg
moore_1_strangler coral raku_full.jpg
carbon and gold1.jpg
MooreS1_Fan Coral.jpg
DSC_0020.JPG
Lidded horsehair with gold
Lidded horsehair with goldfollow me at fineartsbysandra on instagram and see how this piece was made!
artnouveau.jpg
nouveau.jpg
novpot2.jpg
Demonstrating at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Demonstrating at the Pittsburgh Center for the ArtsThe fusion of the Indochinese and Western cultures is of great interest to me. Horsehair reduction and gold are the surface elements and the forms are derived from classical and Art Nouveau periods.  I am drawn to the intimate and painterly approach of horsehair reduction. The highly burnished forms create the canvas.  The act of painting with horse hair is fast and fluid.  This looks like translucent layers of line and smoke. The process demands acute awareness of temperature, which dictates the moment when the painting of line and direction of smoke is imprinted into the burnished clay.The piece tells the story of each of those moments.  A wisp of smoke created by a hard line of horsehair reduced at a moment when the temperature of the piece is perfect. The fluidity in which my hands work, while my eyes seek clues for direction of process is instinctive. I use Instagram to teach my workshop students process and technique.# fineartsbysandraf  fineartsbysandrawww.fineartsbysandra.com   
Lidded Jar
Lidded JarOkeewemee is a native clay from North Carolina, Catawba Valley. The beautiful burnished pink surface contrast with Standard 105 clay.The piece is meticulously burnished to create a polished surface that lends itself well to a translucent effect from the horsehair reduction.
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