Much of work is high fire stoneware. I use various construction methods but mostly throw my pieces on the potter’s wheel. My stoneware needs good form before I draw designs into it or pierced through the sides. In most cases, I carve the rim to accent the piercings. Applying layers of my original glazes, enhances their form with grace and depth of color, showing off the linear patterns and pierced designs. My functional work has to function well.
I also do Raku which is a type of firing. With this method in mind I shape my pieces, applying texture and/or appendages during the making. I use shiny glazes, smoking it to bring out lush sometimes iridescent colors combined with matte glazed surfaces which are flamed, to produce a myriad of color. I like for this contrast. After the firing, I accent some with various combinations of beads, found feathers, faux fur, and horse hair.