After  years of experimenting with materials and trial + error, this is what my fine-tuned process looks like today. Take a look inside what goes into the making of each piece.

 
1- Design A bit of play and experimentation are essential parts of this ongoing process. I'm constantly  drawing inspiration from my surroundings and altering past designs.

1- Design

A bit of play and experimentation are essential parts of this ongoing process. I'm constantly  drawing inspiration from my surroundings and altering past designs.

2 - Color Aside from the naturally white porcelain, various hues are created by mixing color directly with the porcelain clay body. The pigment is throughout  which results in a deep, vibrant color.

2 - Color

Aside from the naturally white porcelain, various hues are created by mixing color directly with the porcelain clay body. The pigment is throughout  which results in a deep, vibrant color.

3 - Sculpt Whether a large sculpture or a tiny one, each piece begins with freshly wedged porcelain. Various techniques are used to create each form and are dependent on the project. 

3 - Sculpt

Whether a large sculpture or a tiny one, each piece begins with freshly wedged porcelain. Various techniques are used to create each form and are dependent on the project. 

 
4 - Bisque Fire The first of the three high firings. During this time in the kiln, all moisture leaves and the result is a dry, porous surface waiting to soak up glaze. 

4 - Bisque Fire

The first of the three high firings. During this time in the kiln, all moisture leaves and the result is a dry, porous surface waiting to soak up glaze. 

5 - Sand An ultra fine  sand paper is used to smooth out slightly rough surfaces resulting in one that's silky smooth to the touch. This is key for the matte surfaces that are left unglazed. 

5 - Sand

An ultra fine  sand paper is used to smooth out slightly rough surfaces resulting in one that's silky smooth to the touch. This is key for the matte surfaces that are left unglazed. 

6 - Glaze I like to think of it as painting with liquid glass, which is exactly what it is. Multiple layers are carefully painted on to the surface of each piece. 

6 - Glaze

I like to think of it as painting with liquid glass, which is exactly what it is. Multiple layers are carefully painted on to the surface of each piece. 

 
7 - Glaze Fire When the kiln reaches the ideal temperature of 2300ºF during the second firing, the glaze layer is fused to the surface creating a smooth vitreous finish. 

7 - Glaze Fire

When the kiln reaches the ideal temperature of 2300ºF during the second firing, the glaze layer is fused to the surface creating a smooth vitreous finish. 

8- Luster Fire Metallic accents are added by strategically hand painting 22k gold or white gold onto specific areas of the final design. These pieces are then popped back into the kiln for the third and final firing, which results in the shiny gold and  silver. 

8- Luster Fire

Metallic accents are added by strategically hand painting 22k gold or white gold onto specific areas of the final design. These pieces are then popped back into the kiln for the third and final firing, which results in the shiny gold and  silver. 

9 - Jewelry Assembly The final step for jewelry pieces. Fine metal elements are added to complete the process. Studs get their posts | necklaces get chains | earrings get wires | cufflinks find their backings too. 

9 - Jewelry Assembly

The final step for jewelry pieces. Fine metal elements are added to complete the process. Studs get their posts | necklaces get chains | earrings get wires | cufflinks find their backings too.