One thing I absolutely love to do is ceramics. I am still working on getting this part of my studio up and running so the following pieces are from a long time ago. I love everything about working with clay. There is something about getting your hands in the dirt that is just awesome!
I have a terrific kick wheel that is a lot of fun to do thrown pieces on. I need to log a million more hours on it to consider myself a potter, however.
My favorite tool is actually a piece of 1"x2" wood to whack the clay into shape and add texture while hand building.
|Hand built pitchers|
|hand built lidded containers|
|detail of texture made with a wooden paddle|
|Hand built vase|
My favorite type of firing process is Raku.
I love Raku because it is sort of like playing with fire! It is a very dynamic process and the results are gorgeous. You can watch a video of this process HERE. I would love to build an outdoor kiln to use for this process some day.