Megapolis

24″ x 10.5″ x 14.25″
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Twisting

6″ x 6.75″ x 9.75″
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Flared Form

9″ x 8″ x 4″
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Flared Bowl

Woodfired Ceramics 7.5″ x 7.5″ x 3.5″
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Tall and Proud

Woodfired Ceramics 5″ x 5″ x 15″
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Conversing

Woodfired Ceramics 4″ x 3.5″ x 6.5″ each
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Elke Seefeldt has over twenty years of pottery experience and has studied and worked in Germany, Canada and the United States. Her interests lie in primitive pottery techniques, and her current focus is on making pinched and coiled forms that are hand-burnished with stones and then smoked in a variety of substances (for example, leaves, pine needles or sawdust). These techniques result in unique pieces with distinctive shapes and smooth surfaces that are subtle, yet striking. In addition to the handbuilt forms, she also creates pieces on the pottery wheel that are then pitfired. This process of "painting by fire" gives each piece a sense of timelessness and peace.

Another technique involves fuming in saggars, i.e., a thrown form will be packed into another container together with sawdust, grasses, seaweed, salts, etc. This will then be fired in a reducing atmosphere and yield unique results.