Each piece starts our as a formless lump of earthenware clay. I form the vessel on a potters wheel, and use a slab roller to roll out and then cut the tiles. When the piece reaches the leather-hard stage I draw a design onto the surface, and then, using a variety of tools I carve the surface of the clay creating deep relief and detail.
mixture is then poured into a jar and left to sit for a week, during which
it separates into three layers. I use the middle layer. This is my white
base to which I add ceramic stains to produce my basic colors which I
then combine to come up with my own palette of colors.