Many times people call me a "potter", and I am always having to explain that I am a ceramicist. Potters throw pots on the wheel and I do handbuilding to create the forms that I want to make.
A lot of my work are one of a kind creations. Of course, there are certain pieces which are extremely popular (like the pomegranate plates pictured above) which are reproduced, but I almost never make or paint anything exactly the same.
Several years ago, I started experimenting with paints, working with washes instead of the recommended 3 heavy coats of paint. This so totally transformed the quality of my work, taking it from looking dull and lifeless to a translucent stained glass look. This has made my work very successful and totally unique in the world of ceramics.
Each piece takes anywhere from 3 to 20 hours to make and paint. I use lace, stamps, leaves, and my own talents to decorate the clay with.
My work is showcased twice a year at the Moshav's annual Succos and Pesach festivals. Then it's possible to see a lot of my pieces on display at the same time. The rest of the year, I do work on commission. Usually, a client will contact me, we discuss what they want and then I make the ceramic piece according to their specifications, and needs.