This Wood Fired Oil Ewer by Julie Devers is so cute! It is a one of a kind piece of functional art. The exterior of wood fired pottery can’t be replicated due to the nature of the firing process.
Julie Devers is a graduate of Notre Dame and a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Montana, Julie has spent a lifetime refining her pottery skills and making functional pottery. In addition to creating her own artwork, Julie teaches at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art.
Pots fired in an anagama wood kiln do not have a glaze applied to the exterior surface. The finished color and surface are determined by the clay materials, placement in the kiln, temperature and the duration of the firing. In a five day kiln firing, the ash of several cords of wood melts to form a glazed surface. The flame creates subtle and unique patterns as it weaves through hundreds of stacked pots. The physical and emotional experience of the firing process seems to radiate from each one-of-a-kind piece unloaded from the kiln.
Her artwork looks great in most home decor. Look closely and you will notice a singular dot or a simple line. This is Julie’s quiet way of decorating her bowls, mugs, trays, and platters.
Julie says, “Using handmade objects cause the senses to awaken. Transform your everyday rituals into special comforting moments.”