Fox Amphoux Pine Cone Box, 2004

Salt & wood fired stoneware

In the summer of 2004 Kate Malone began to experiment using a friend’s wood-burning kiln in France. This Pine Cone Box was made with a salt-glazed surface rather than a painted glaze as in Kate’s regular work. This centuries-old technique involves throwing a large quantity of salt into the hot kiln which covers the object inside and burns away forming the glazed surface you see

Height 32cm


Bought for donation to an American Museum, 2005