EDMONTON, AB | A potter based in Edmonton, Ruby is passionate about carbon-trapped Shino glazes, pushing the boundaries of firing in a gas kiln. Making primarily functional pieces, Ruby also enjoys creating sculptural vessels that act as a canvas to reveal the dance that takes place between the clay, the glaze, the kiln and the maker - the result is a discovery of the intimate workings on the surface of the pot.
Ruby is influenced by the Rocky Mountains and endless beauty and inspiration that nature has to offer.
What is Shino?
One of the oldest glazes, Shino demands diligence and patience to perfect. Colors appear thick and will range from milky white, orange, rust, peach, red, gold and charcoal grey, with variations of black carbon trapping. As the gas kiln is looking for oxygen, it will draw it out of the pot, trapping soda ash and leaving the black markings. These random, one-of-a-kind markings are mesmerizing and captivating.