"My ceramic vessels are a combination of thrown, altered and hand bult sections of porcelain. These sections or parts are made separately and then assembled. When the clay is leather hard, I begin drawing and painting with underglazes and stains on the unfired clay. I also use many different techniques to achieve surface decoration including carving, slip trailing, mishimo, decals, etc.…. It is ideal for the pieces to dry slowly over several days and/or weeks so the clay body dries evenly and cracks are avoided as much as possible before the first firing. "