Ginkgo Vessel

Stoneware 12" x 6" x 5"
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Green Grass Teapot

Stoneware 12" x 7" x 6"
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Ophelia Tea

Stoneware 12" x 7" x 6"
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Turquoise Tea

Stoneware 12" x 9" x 8"
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Waves Platter

Stoneware 2" x 13" x 13"
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My pottery is informed by my graphic design background. I start each piece with a sketch; not a blueprint that doesn't allow room for serendipity, but a plan that thoughtfully balances the proportions of the form with the graphic designs. I frequently choose to work with red stoneware, using slips and glazes to create designs of contrasting color and texture.

One reason that I really love making pottery is that my skills are always tested. Gradually year after year the pottery evolves and grows. The challenges presented by wheel throwing and different decorating and firing techniques keep me continually interested.

I really enjoy being involved with the wonderful community of potters in the Washington area, especially in the Lee Arts Center, where I am a member of the studio. I've been a member of the Clay Connection potters guild for many years and have taught workshops at their conference several times in addition to being on the board. I have taught and given workshops at Creative Clay in Alexandria. And I'm also a juried member of the Kiln Club, and I'll be selling my work at Hollin Hills Potters Studio at the Torpedo Factory for the next year.

You can see more examples of my work at my website, danalehrerdanze.com, and I do accept commissions.