The organic shape of this box feels great in your hands. Carved on the sides, with a smooth top. Glazed off-white outside, the iron flecks in the clay body come through in the firing. The inside is glazed a blue-black which caused the interesting rust color on the rim; a firing effect from iron in the clay called ‘fuming’. It was fired in a gas reduction kiln to cone 10.
This was designed to sit two ways. The lid of the box side becomes a stand when it is positioned as a bowl. Flipped over the box rests on the bowls contours. Inside is a glossy inky black glaze. The contoured side is created using a slump mold of clay. The box top was made using a bisque mold with hand-built lip added. It was carved when leather hard. The piece was fired in a gas fired reduction kiln to cone 10.
The Puzzle Box is easy to figure out. My graphic design background influenced the flat plane construction, notching the sides into each other to create the box. It has a strong textured outside, glazed in off-white, with iron flecks from the firing coming through. It was fired in a gas reduction kiln to cone 10.