All of my pieces are designed and made by me using either terra cotta earthenware or stoneware clay.I begin with an idea based on form and function usually envisioning the final decorative elements as well though these often change as theiece develops. I primarily build the pieces by hand or occasionally throw on the wheel and alter the shape making each piece slightly different and unique. When the clay is completely dry (sometimes up to a week at this stage) it is bisque fired (first firing) and then glazed often using the Majolica method enabling freehand decorative painting. My original designs are very organic based on nature. The pieces are then fired a second time. all work is food safe and oven proof.