Wheel-thrown and hyperexpanded over several weeks. The piece was allowed to stiffen a bit more before being returned to the wheel each time for further forming. The surfaces were applied in layers, each one being fired onto the ones beneath it to enhance texture and enrich color. Firings were done very quickly – the pot was pulled from the red-hot kiln and smoked in wheat straw as it cooled.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.