I am throwing pots again after a 3 year break. Cleaned up the old Shimpo RK wheel, fixed the bad switch and coils on the old Crusader kiln and threw 50 pounds of Daves porcelain. Porcelain is quite different from throwing my usual red body clay. Porcelain is much softer and a bit harder to throw since it does not hold its shape easily if too much water is used when throwing. A light touch and dry throwing style works best. It also has to dry very slowly to avoid cracking and must be wiped down when leather and past leather hard to remove any slip marks from when thrown. I have thrown about 40 pieces to fire.
Leslie Elliottsmith is an fine artist and for the past 38 years an art educator. She has worked in many mediums and feels no limitation on which to use or explore. Her overwhelming desire is tell a story through the imagery.