Creating Forms




There are many steps in the creation of each piece, but the first concrete step is always the physical construction of the form. The majority of my work is created by hand throwing on the wheel; creating a piece can vary in time from a couple of hours to several days, depending on the mode of construction, the size, and the shape of the piece.  




Almost all of the pieces are hand thrown using one piece of clay, others from multiple pieces added during the throwing process.  There are different drying techniques that are utilized for different pieces due to their size, shape, and weight. After the pieces have all been air dried, they are bisque fired in the gas kiln. A bisque firing bakes the dry clay into a fused hardened clay, so that glazes can be applied onto the surface of the pot.