The form reflects the liquid nature of the glazing process. Glaze is a liquid emulsion of premelted glass and minerals, that when dried and heated, will harden into an amorphous solid. it was this process of dipping that evoked the silhouette.
Drip cup detail
Making this slipcast skull required a seven part plaster mold. This project gave me a strong working knowledge of parting lines, draft, and the possibilities and restrictions that moulds can offer.
Working in mouldable materials informs some of my favorite design decisions. The divot creamer began as a vessel with a spherical body. While making this form, the potential for a more satisfying tactile experience emerged. As one loosens their grip the creamer gently pivots.
Teapot: this pot was inspired by the Yixing teapots of China