I am a part-time studio potter, but I find that particular part of the time is usually the best.
I first learned to throw in college (let's all just agree that was a long time ago and try not to dwell on it). My clay life has multiple facets, like many of my recent pots. I am a huge sucker for ceramics workshops, I voraciously read books about pots and potters, and I shamelessly fire various and sundry kilns as often as I can generate the pots to put in them. I am especially intrigued by the surfaces generated by firing in atmospheric kilns; wood, salt or soda. The fact that during an atmospheric firing you usually end up playing with a huge fire doesn’t hurt either.
My most recent body of work is thrown, textured, wood-fired, functional porcelain. I continue to be astonished that I have found a way to monetize my pyromania.