Project Description

When an old electric kiln of mine began leaking asbestos, I had it towed away. It had served me well over the years, so I decided to honor its memory with a work that reminded me of it. I slip-cast a tile to represent a kiln shelf and glazed it. I made coils by separating the copper wires from a light cord and wrapping them around a broom handle. I laid them at random on my “kiln shelf.” I didn’t expect this, but during the firing the copper wire uncoiled and collapsed into curling green lines. I was intrigued by the notion of setting something in motion that would end up as a drawing. I repeated this process with variations, eventually switching to actual kiln shelves from Mexico.