Rhonda Willers


Ceramic Works
I primarily work with earthenware clay and surfaces of terra sigillatas. Terra sigillata, or sig, is the finest particles of a clay suspended in water. Earth metals are added to the various bases of sig to achieve a variety of color results. Additional washes of materials are applied over the sig surface resulting in weathered textures and varied colors.

Additional slips and glazes are used to enhance the terra sigillata surfaces.

The earthenware works are primarily fired in an electric kiln or salt kiln, with finished fired temperatures of cone 04 (1945°F). When I work in stoneware the works are fired in an anagama or naborigama style wood kilns, with finished fired temperatures of cone 10 (2345°F).

Feel free to e-mail me with questions: studio@rhondawillers.com
A series of introductory terra sigillata articles are available via Pottery Making Illustrated. Click here.

Link to YouTube video of my 2014 NCECA Process Room Demonstration: Weathered Surfaces & Earthenware Handbuilding



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