Selected work (2016–8)
My name’s Erik. I make pots in Vienna, Austria.
These are some of my pots.
they’re (let’s say usually) made with local native wild clays that I find–dig–process–test myself. Stoneware clays straight from the ground from “just” down the road, it’s My Clay. Small stones organics impurities unevenness included: nothing I choose it’s what I’m given: tasty.
all mixtures to my own recipes &/ derived from local clay & loam and other natural materials that I (again) find–dig–process–test myself.
in both electric and woodfired kilns; the former in my Vienna studio, latter at kilns across central &/ eastern Europe. Woodfired pottery it’s a process:
2 days chop wood / 2 days load the kiln / 4 days fire / 4 days cool / 1 day unload
24 hours per day wood goes in one side the flame through the kiln and out the other in-between the pots (depending, anywhere from 0.5 to 3+ cubic meters of pots) fire wood take the temperature it runs north of 1300˚C and we fire (depending) from 1 to 4 days and with the time oh the flame it holds the pots gives to the pots these the colors! melty drippy–glossy–/matte ash! crusty embers! and: