In addition to the white cherry blossoms, “Cherry Blossoms” has leaf and pine cone patterns randomly appearing. None of this is pre-planned. It’s the result of the crushed foil saggar wrapping the piece, which has been dunked in ferric chloride, sprinkled with a bit of sugar and occasional strands of copper wire draped around the lip and shoulder. Plus a little handful of sawdust placed in the bottom of the piece, or around the foot on the outside.
“Cherry Blossoms” won 2nd place in the Chaffee County Open Awards Show in May of 2019, in a field of about 120 submissions.