Caitlin Dowling

HollyTree Studios
Apple Valley, MN

2018 Booth #138

http://www.hollytreestudios.com

I work predominantly in stoneware, both white- and red-bodied clay, and fire in a mid-range (cone 5-6) oxidation atmosphere. I often alter the shape, surface and feel of a piece after throwing it on the wheel and use a variety of things to achieve color in my work: underglazes, colored slips, mason stains, and glazes. I also specialize in alternative firing techniques, particularly horse hair raku. First used by the Navajo Native Americans, this technique epitomizes to me the coalescing of function and artistic value while creating something lasting and cherishable. Due to the many uncontrollable variables inherent in the horsehair technique, exact replication is impossible. Thus, each piece is truly unique.

 © Caitlin Dowling

© Caitlin Dowling