I strive to explore new forms and glazes in stoneware pottery.  Because stoneware pottery can be vitreous without a glaze, this allows me the latitude to create more aggressive shapes and carvings.  This results in the ability to make pots that have aesthetic curves and textures.  Also, the glazes I am currently working with will react to the differences in the shape and texture of the pot.  As a result each pot has unique variations in both color and texture giving my pottery a one of a kind look.

The curved handles and carved surfaces are influenced by the textures of water, falling water, curling waves, and patterns in the sand which water creates.  My teapots and pitchers with bird like spouts are reminiscent of a spout found on an old watering can and have evolved to be more bird like.

IRA BURHANS