Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pedestal Vase

For this vase, my design goal was to create a tall piece that was simple in shape and emotionally warm. To get the height, I added a pedestal and used groves to give it unity. By applying a thin layer of glazes with a brush, it allowed the clay body to show through giving the piece a nice warmth.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

First Bisque Firing

I have access to an electric kiln. Until now, I've been firing my pieces at the local pottery store. This should save me time and money.

This is a look inside. In case that I do something wrong, I loaded it with a few pieces.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sake Bottle Bud Vases

Here are some more bud vases inspired by Japanese’s sake bottles. Please let me know your thoughts by giving your reaction below.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sake Bottle Accent Lamp

I enjoy the simplicity, purity and functionality of Japanese ceramics. For my lamp, I drew inspiration from Japanese's sake bottles.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Handcrafted Ceramic Table Lamp

An updated version of a classic urn shape ceramic table lamp that I handmade.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I found this color pencil drawing today that I did several years ago. It is a copy from an original work. I believe that the artist was Jakob Marrel.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Wine Bottle Coaster

The idea for my wine bottle coaster came out of my experimentation with throwing one ceramic form within another. The goal was to create the inside different from the outside.

With this design, the inner form is a cylinder to hold the wine bottle while creating a nice architectural outer form.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Classic Itailian Form

The inspiration for this vase came from classic Italian metal forms that I found on the internet. All the pieces had groves cut into the surfaces to add unity and interest. I've done the same with this piece by putting grooves below the lip and lower half of the vase body.

The foot on this vase was thrown apart from the body and later attached.