Barbeque bowl

I wanted to try firing pottery in my gas BBQ and needed a thick-walled, hemispherical pot. So, I coil built this bowl and added some leaves from my maple tree.

I painted a simliar bowl with molasses and then put both bowls into my gas barbeque. I hoped that the leaves & molasses would burn away, leaving a carbonized pattern.

The molasses bowl didn't make it, but this bowl did. You can see the blackened carbon remains of the leaves and flowers. There are also smoke traces from the nearby burning molasses.

Artisitc picture of the bowl on the BBQ - 163K download