Smoke signals were a method of long-distance communication used from time immemorial by Native Americans. My smoke signals were created by positioning clumps of fine copper threads from an unraveled Chore Boy scrubber, placed around the neck of the piece. There is some faint metallic copper flashing around the smoke signals. The “snow” effect is created by a sprinkling of sugar on the wet ferric chloride used to color the piece in the 2nd firing.


6”w x 9”h






The Quiller Gallery

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