Kiln Opening

Sue was pretty excited about this kiln because there were so many experiments and new techniques in it.

Layered Pottery by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

This is vase is made by layers colored clays that Sue made.

Layered Pottery by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

This form is built over a slump mold

Layered Pottery by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

Layered Pottery by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

This is the piece I would keep, but I’ve been taking too many pieces lately and I have to let some of them slip by.  Here Sue has used two techniques, on the bottom is the swirling agateware look and above that is a Nerikomi pattern.  On the agateware clay Sue has wedged together two clays of contrasting color until they have marbled.  The Nerikomi technique uses slabs of different colors, that are stacked, folded, pressed into logs, sliced, and arranged into to a form.

Layered Pottery by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

Here the Nerikomi is on the bottom and a colored clay layering
of lighter and light tones above.