Mexican Potter, Based in Auckland, Iza Lozano's new series of works
'Searching for minerals beneath volcanoes'
These hematite stone-inspired ceramic works are the starting point of an ongoing series/exploration on minerals, flux, and texture.
Wheel-thrown, coiled, and modeled during a residency at Auckland Studio Potters at the end of 2022, these plinths, large-scale vessels, candleholders, posters, have been mid-fired with glazes primarily based on bone ash and metal oxides.
Minerals and other objects such as marbles, quartz crystals, rutile pebbles, and metal have been fired to melt -or not- on top of the glaze, leaving a trace, a crater, a flowing feature. Landscape.
Materials: Clay wheel-thrown, copper & black glaze
Size: Approx. Plinth D170 x H320mm
Handcrafted in Auckland, NZ