Candone creates each piece from slabs and coils that have been flattened and carved. She uses a variety of carving and texturing tools, such as a saw edged tool to create a basket weave texture. Often she uses antique wooden block prints to achieve decorative textures. Once textured, these flattened coils are added on to a slab base, then set to dry several hours before adding another coil. Once the piece is complete and dry, it is sanded and bisque fired.
Candone has been working with Raku for over 40 years and has just recently created a collection of stoneware vessels and sculptural pieces.
Candone fires to cone 5 using black, white and brown stoneware bodies to create her basket like vessels and sculptures. She does not use stains or glazes and leave the work unfired to emphasize her textures.
This process enables me to work on larger pieces and to focus on forms and textures.