Handcrafted Ceramic Art
All pottery is handmade in my studio and starts as a single ball of clay. I use several different methods to create ceramics, forming by hand, throwing on the wheel, or using a slab roller.
After drying, each piece is carefully loaded into the kiln and is bisque fired, then carefully layered with a combination of glazes or oxides. Some pieces feature sea glass, and the piece is stilted on its side in the kiln for the sea glass to melt and drip in the second glaze firing to transform into a final work of art.
Small Details Make a Big Difference
The beauty of pottery is that there are tiny details that as a potter I will add to each piece to form the clay and give it personality. When I throw on the pottery wheel, after centering the clay and pulling up the clay, I'm thinking about the function or purpose of the vessel: if I push with my outside hand the piece will be taller like a cup or vase, and if I push more with my inside hand the piece will be wider like a bowl.
I tend to sketch out what I envision a piece to look like, but throughout the creative process will experiment and add personality to make each handcrafted ceramic piece a truly one-of-a-kind work of art.