I prefer the softer surface that is achieved by using my hands to make a slab, as opposed to the harder and flatter finish achieved with a slab roller.
Texture added to the soft slab of clay.
Simple wooden tools are used to draw lines into the leatherhard surface.
Coloured engobe is used like paint to create the surface imagery.
Cutting shapes from a slab ready to assemble into vessel forms.
Pressure is applied with my fingers to make the joins secure.
The vessel form is built up using sections of clay.
A slab of clay is made bigger by throwing and stretching.
I generally work on a group of 4 or 5 pieces at the same time.
Finished work emerging from the studio clutter.
A studio still life.
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