I use red stoneware clay (people often refer to it as terracotta) and often leave portions of my pots unglazed, decorated with carved and stamped geometric designs to hint at prehistoric ceramics. The patterns are simple and universal, as similar designs can be found on the bodies of ancient pots from all over the world. Some of my surfaces are inspired by the aged and weathered surfaces we observe in everyday life such as worn paint or oxidized metals. I wish for my work to be used daily rather than set aside for special occasions.
Pottery by Osa