Barrel-Fired 8" Collared Vase by Chad Jerzak
This item is not intended for food use.
Measures 8" tall by 7" in diameter.
Handmade by Chad Jerzak in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.
Chad Jerzak creates hand-thrown ceramic pieces with a variety of surfaces created through glaze and slips. These forms are brought to life through the American-style raku firing process. This method of firing involves removing the work from the kiln while it is red-hot and flash cooling it in a combination of reduction materials (like sawdust) and water. This process interacts with the metal-rich glazes to produce a wide variety of colors and effects. The results are always exciting, and sometimes frustrating as the pieces may not always survive this rigorous process.