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“Most of my pieces are my interpretation of pinch pots and coiling. Nine times out of ten, I’ll start with a base, and it’s usually a flat base. I work with a little mold, and I set clay into it. I make this scallop-like form by taking chunks of clay and smashing them into my palm to flatten them. Then either on the inside of the mold or the outside, I’ll compress it so it becomes one solid piece. On this particular planter, the turquoise parts are matte because I used an underglaze, which is a glaze that doesn’t have silica in it so it’s porous. It’s basically colored slip.”