Inspired by themes of Judaism, Israel, and flora of Israel, my work is now a melding of Judaica objects and secular work. I throw on the wheel as well as hand build, often pushing out in sections of six, like the six sided star of David. The resulting sections become a guide for glaze decorating inspired by Persian patterned pottery and Judaic iconography. Using a technique called glaze trailing over an initial coat of glaze, I outline wheat, fig, or pomegranate, depicting the seven species of fruits and grains of Israel; and fill in my drawings with additional glaze colors. My decorating glaze recipe uses a combination of chrome and tin causing the chrome to migrate and blush pink over the base glazes, creating a soft flowery effect on the surface of the pottery.
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