These works are from Norman Bacon's private collection. After a thirty-year career starting in 1970, his life took a radical change moving on to other creative adventures. His art is a mixture of spontaneity and control, perfection and imperfection. Each piece he created is a unique, artistic expression, bringing clay, fire, water, and air together. Norman started his career in ceramics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the late sixties. His work with the raku process began in 1979. The Raku process consists of rapid firing and cooling, which transform clay objects into natural works of art. The resulting piece has colors and textures that cannot be duplicated.