Andrew Huddleston is a Bloomington artist who works in Ceramics and Metals. The Venue is pleased to offer his wood-fired ceramics. Each mug is unique and vary slightly in size and glaze.
Wood firing is one of the oldest known techniques for firing and creating ceramics Thrown clay objects are carefully loaded in a kiln, which is fired by wood. The burning wood creates ash, which floats throughout the kiln, and falls upon the surfaces of the clay objects. This ash melts to create a glaze. It takes many hours to load the kiln, and often takes several days of continuous feeding of the kiln with wood, to create the desired glaze. This wood firing procedure, while somewhat random, in the skilled hands of Andrew results in a distinctive and beautiful finish. These ceramics are so durable that they are often the only remaining evidence of the art and technology of lost cultures.