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Stoneware with silver birch ash glaze

H. 8.5 x dia. 14.5 cm



About LaKrista Morton

"The five pieces of the Birch Collection stem from testing and building an intuitive understanding of silver birch ash as a material. Each piece is finished in a glaze which features a minimum of 30% silver birch ash and only one to three additional materials to allow for a focus on the quality and essence of the ash. It is a collection to reflect the different seasons of birch and other flora that are often found on their branches and intermingled with their roots."


"Working with different wood ashes that I collect and source myself, I aim to create tactile, varied surfaces on functional ceramics. By using the ash from my woodstove and the ash generated as a bi-product from a local wood-fired pizza business in my glazes, I make use of a humble material that would often otherwise go to waste. I use slow, systematic methods like tri-axial and line blends to test simple combinations of materials to identify the proportions of each which best illustrate the qualities of the ash. Through this careful, methodological approach, I work to create surfaces that retain a natural spontaneity and that have a quiet, reflective quality."


"I started working with ash glazes in 2020. I focus on creating finishes and surfaces which involve collecting, processing, and systematic testing of found and collected materials. I am also a post- doctoral researcher at the University of Aberdeen and the methodological approach I have developed in this work features significantly in my ceramics."




Delivery to Mainland UK within 3-5 days

Delivery to International addresses within 14 days.




If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, we offer a full refund on the safe return of any artwork. We must be notified of the return within 14 days from the date the artwork arrives with you. The return method is the responsibility of the buyer however if the return is due to any misunderstanding from our website description or images, the gallery will cover the costs of the return too.




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Sphagnum | Dia. 14.5 cm | By LaKrista Morton (LAKRISTA pottery)

PriceFrom £38.00