I currently work with porcelain to make functional wheel thrown pottery. Integrating various stains into white clay in the form of course grog and thin, slip filled, incised lines under a clear, fluid glaze is a way I to try to give pots a history, a more interesting tactile texture and a sense of being old and new.
I enjoy experimenting with clay and working simple wheel thrown forms into shapes that are interesting to me. Lately, I've been investigating what marks, patterns and textures will do to those pots in an effort to enhance their character. Progress is slow as a full time Ceramic Studio Manager, teacher and father of a four year old, but I'm excited about the work and the direction it's going.