Oxidation is a term used when firing pottery in an electric kiln. This process leaves the maker to carry more control in surfaces. These pots are often fired with underglaze paintings and decals.
All of my work is made to be used and enjoyed daily. Handmade pots have a quality to them that lend themselves to be a great conversation starter.
You may find a small selection wood-fired and soda fired pots in my shop. These pots are fired in kilns that require firing with wood or baking soda that ultimately glazes the work creating wonderful markings.
Alec Hoogland graduated in 2016 with a degree in ceramics. After graduating, he spent 1.5 years working in a production studio. In 2018, Alec made the transition to a full-time studio practice. With works fired both in wood firing and oxidation, Alec aims to make the connection of the landscapes that cover the midwest - both industrial and rural and the people that use them.