New salt-glazed stoneware by Roger Harvey will be featured in the Fire and Salt exhibit at In-Town Gallery during March. The wide range of sizes and forms will include functional as well as sculptural pieces in this collection.
There will be an opening reception with the artist on First Friday, March 1, 5-8 p.m. at the gallery.
Fire and salt are the essential elements in the creation of Mr. Harvey’s unique glazes. His kiln is completely filled with fire as the temperature approaches 2,300 degrees.
Common salt is thrown into the kiln and is vaporized by the intense heat. The vapors are carried throughout the kiln by the swirling flames and react with the surface of the pots to produce a very durable textured glaze.