Raku Fired Ceramic Clocks
Phil Green has been working with ceramics for several years, throwing on the wheel, hand building, and combining the two. However, he has recently become energized by the making of Raku clocks. He loves to take the extreme order of a clock face, surround it with chaos, and yield it to the unpredictability of the Raku firing process. The “chaos” is made from orderly geometric shapes such as circles, lines, triangles, and coupled with irregular shapes and textures. The Raku firing introduces metallic flash areas and color variations that are all colors of the rainbow. It is always exciting to see what the final work will look like. Certainly, no two are the same and Phil likes that. Phil Green joined Amapola Gallery in December of 2004. The pictures shown here are representative of his works.