November and December: ceramics fired with special techniques

The work of Anke Derwert consists of thrown shapes, with the primitive firing technique as added
art form.
This firing form includes Raku / naked-raku / copper mat and pit-fire.
The elements of air, fire and water play the leading role in this.
The balence between oxidizing and reducing firing is of crucial importance for the end product.
The raku firing technique gives the characteristic crackle, the light of the flames is the result
of the copper mat firing.
Pit-fire, this is the technique in which the pieces are fired in a field kiln, where the result is
unpredictable, depending on the salts used.