My work is hand-made in my rural studio near Grand Rapids, Michigan. I individually craft each piece using a slab roller or potter’s wheel. When the piece is just dry (called greenware) I airbrush colored underglazes in multiple layers to develop surface depth, then fire a second time for a shiny glaze. A third firing is done after luster glazes are applied to specific areas. These luster glazes actually contain a small amount of real silver or gold. The piece is now ready for me to apply glass beads with a permanent resin. Designs are intuitive or planned depending on the piece.
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The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy published an article on my process creating decorative beaded ceramics in its November 2021 issue. You can read a PDF of that article here: