These bowls utilize a combination of both traditional wheel throwing and hand building techniques. Each piece is formed on the potter's wheel, then the organic patterning is created by carving with a loop tool. The work is glazed in a traditional Chinese Shino and fired in a gas reduction environment. During the gas reduction firing the kiln flames are deprived of oxygen and search out the residual oxygen in the clay body itself. This extraction from the clay results in hidden iron deposits being brought to the surface and pockets of carbon being trapped between the clay body and the glaze. The result is this mottled organic patina.