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Tin Roof Pottery
Saggar Fire Globe with Black


Martin Stankus
Tin Roof Pottery
Round Saggar Fire Vase
7h x 7.5w x 7.5d

Unique, saggar fired round vase with black spots. Round vase is 7.5″ wide and 7″ tall.

Martin Stankus has worked with clay for over twenty years, specializing in the production of saggar and raku fired ceramics as well as garden related stoneware. Retired from a career in city planning, he now pursues ceramics full-time.

Stankus refined his skills at the NCSU Craft Center, Penland School of Craft, John C. Campbell Folk School, Dan Finch Pottery, and numerous other workshops. Stankus moved to Burnsville, NC four years ago, and works out of the High Country Ceramic Arts studio while completing construction of a new home studio

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Unique, saggar fired round globe with black spots. Round vase is 7.5″ wide and 7″ tall.

For more than 25 years, Martin Stankus has crafted unique clay creations specializing in Saggar and Raku fired pottery and outdoor garden sculptures. After retiring as a Raleigh city planner, Martin moved to the mountains of Burnsville, built a new studio and pursues pottery full-time. 

He creates his Saggar earthenware using an excitingly combustive firing method. Natural elements such as sugar, salt, and leaves are artfully arranged on the pot, and wrapped in aluminum foil before firing in an outdoor kiln. The combination of fire, smoke and fumes create an individually unique surface design which he then cleans, waxes and buffs to a silky smooth surface.