It all starts on the wheel with a delicate dance of manipulating clay on a spinning plate. There is of course a considerable amount of effort just to get the clay to this point, but here is the opportunity to take a ball of material and turn it into some of the most iconic symbols in our society.

I have always been taught that before starting a piece on the wheel, you need to know what you want to make first. This will fundamentally drive your initial steps of forming and shaping your piece. The series of images above are snapshots of the process of creating a bottle form on a wheel.