Lori F. write up
I fell in love with making pottery the first time I sat down at a wheel in my first class at City Arts Centre. I was hooked from the start and it felt like I spent all my non-potting time thinking about pottery or researching new techniques. That was in the fall of 2001 and in the next session of classes I took two classes at the same time! I couldn’t get enough of it and I’ve been at it (almost) ever since. I took some time off from making pottery while I was in grad school but I’m back at it and making up for lost time.
I have made pottery in many different guilds, facilities, studios and cities. I’ve also tried out every firing method I can including gas reduction, wood firing, salt/soda and raku. At the moment I am learning and exploring new ways of making cone 6 firing exciting. If pressured I will admit that I prefer atmospheric firing.
Drawing inspiration from my background in architecture, I’m currently focusing on how I construct pottery pieces and looking at new ways of surface decoration. I’ve started having fun with using coloured slips to add design elements to projects. I’m always up for a chat about all things clay and all things design.