We have been making our Pottery together since 1975. We work on our vessels as a team, both in design and in the making of the vessels. The clay body is transformed into vessels using coils and slabs of clays. After forming the shapes each vessel is altered with files and rasps while it is in the hardening state of drying. When each piece is formed and altered we do the surface carving with various carving tools. At this time some vessels have handles applied and each piece is signed as it's final step. Firing is done in a gas car kiln that takes about 18 hours from start to finish. Our style, or our mission with our vessels is first with its form. Form and proportion must fit the flow of the vessel. Almost all our forms have some type of flowing handle. Depending on shape it may fit tight to the body or flow high and loose from the vessel. With form intact, the vessel has surface alterations to conform to the shape. The ash glaze will flow into these carvings and crevasses.