The ceramic pieces that I create are mostly hand built with finishing techniques using slip or under-glaze. I favor a repetitive line or shape within my works. The blonde sculpture features repetitive curvy lines via coils, the cup set has triangles and the panda has carved organic lines. The creation of my sculptures begins with the wedging of stone fire clay in order to reduce and eliminate hazardous air bubbles. Bubbles will cause the sculpture to explode or crack in the kiln. For most of my sculptures the next step is rolling a slab. I will usually create a template or free cut the individual shapes and forms needed for each particular sculpture. If I do not use a slab, I use an additive or reductive technique to sculpt the clay into the shapes I desire. Once the sculpture is done I will usually coat it in black slip and sgraffito a loose organic design on to the desired areas. I am just beginning to explore other colors and layering effects with the slip. I am also continuing to explore under-glazes and high fire-glazes. The cup set and panda are both finished with under-glaze. The blonde sculpture uses a high fire Oatmeal glaze with a darker brown glaze creating the part in her hair. The bowl was the first time I attempted a loose organic slip dripping technique. The base color is a high fire glaze called Waxy Brown while the drip is a high fire glaze titled Red Iron.