Luster glazes began with the Persians in the early ninth century AD.
Having strong links with alchemy, precious metals, including
gold, silver and copper, are reduced on the ceramic to
create lustrous patinas and iridescence. This rather
extravagant and difficult to control  process
yields dramatic, unpredictable results.

I combine elements of both Raku
and luster firing to achieve a
more organic  and earthy
quality to the surface.
It speaks to me of
the marvelous
nature of the


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