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Arlene Knaak

Arlene Knaak

Arlene Knaak creates raku fired tiles that are impressed with local plants and wildflowers while the clay is still soft and at that time each piece is signed by hand.  After the tiles dry they are sanded and kiln fired.  Each impression is stained and then primitevely fired with straw.  It is the straw firing that gives the tiles a smokey backdrop and primitive feel.  The heat from the firing also changes the stain to an iridescent colour.  Each wall piece is one of a kind.