I use the hand building technique for my work. It gives me the freedom I want to create my pieces.
I begin with a slab or extruded piece of clay, add textures on the surface then shape my forms until I'm pleased with what I see.
I mostly do Raku firing which gives my work an earthy look. I brush, stamp or trail glaze my designs.
Then, when my pieces are in the kiln it is up to the Kiln Goddess.
I am not in control of what happens in the firing, I am but one element of the process.
At the end, it is all about having a good time and I hope that the whimsical feel of my work show that.
~ Daniel Oliver