In the Studio

A few pictures of the making process

Working with clay is all about transformation. Pardon me if I geek out a little here - I've been working with clay for a while and it still feels like magic. 

My primary method of construction starts with clay "slabs". The clay is first rolled out into a nice flat, even slab.

From there it is a matter of making the 2 dimensional clay into a three dimensional object. This involves making a pattern, cutting it out in clay and then folding it into the desired shape.

The pieces are dried slowly to minimize the amount of warping, then decorated in the dry (greenware) stage, fired once (the bisque firing), decorated some more, glazed and fired a second time. And that is where the most dramatic transformation takes place!