My focus in pottery is typically functional ware, however, I like to add elements of texture and design into my pieces to emphasize form, shape, or use. To me, adding bands, chattering or even carving not only enhances the pieces but provides another outlet of art as it incorporates the component of design and my love for drawing. I typically work in white clays, favoring porcelain and porcelain hybrids, such as MB Clay, with the occasional use of stoneware. I also tend to add different washes and underglazes to my pieces creating depth and allowing contrast from the light and natural clay to the deep colors of the glazes and washes.
Ceramic Tumbler, Juice Cup, Wine Glass
Pieces from L to R, tumbler, juice cup, wine glass. Cups were created using a porcelainhybrid clay, that is dishwasher and food safe. Bands are added at the bottom of the cups for aesthetic, comfort, and utilitarian purposes
“Milk and Honey” Lidded Vase
Lidded vase stained with brown underglaze, then glazed in food‑safe glaze
Blue Pitcher in Celadon glaze
Texture was added to the piece in the form of chattering, as well as a band and handle for utilitarian purposes.
Lidded Bowl, porcelain‑hybrid clay
The lidded bowl is a collaboration between artists, Alex Macias, and Noriko DeWitt, with Alex providing the 3D canvas of the lidded bowl in a porcelain‑hybrid clay, and Noriko creating the Japanese inspired painting found both on the exterior and lower interior of the piece.
Ceramic Cups, porcelain‑hybrid clay
Pieces were created using a porcelain‑hybrid clay, then stained for a darker finish. Bands are added at the bottom of the cups for aesthetic, comfort, and utilitarian purposes. Cups are dishwasher and food safe.
Assorted Cups, Bowls, porcelain‑hybrid clay