Gallery > Encaustic Finish

Select from the images of leather-hard, coil-built earthenware pieces below to see the final products: finished with oil paint, encaustic, and found objects or pressed molds of found objects.

Encaustic, a mixture of beeswax and Damar resin, seals the oil-painted clay surface while allowing maker marks and subtle imperfections to reveal themselves.

A centuries-old technique, encaustic over oil softly preserves semi-transparent colors and textures that honor the forms and found objects.