Whether it be simple and smooth, or a nice contour my aim is to create a blank canvas.
They sit overnight and firm up. In the morning I add handles and stamp them with swirls to give character and detail.
At this point I also like to shape the mouths, sometimes squaring them off, other times creating an oval.
Once I’ve attached the handles and stamped the design they’re ready for the kiln.
I do about twenty at a time aiming to make each one unique.