Hand building is my preferred mode of construction. Often I use native botanicals for inspiration. While working the soft slabs of clay my natural rhythm takes over; timing, texture, drape and flow until the soft form of the evolving piece lets me know it is ready to rest and become comfortable in its new form.
Firing will solidify its new shape but you will see vulnerability. The soft moment frozen in time, I use natural earthy colored glazes that connect my pieces and their viewers even more deeply with the earth and environment from which they sprang.