Julie Reisner pottery

My journey into ceramics began with the desire to make a large bread bowl. After two years of studio time, I achieved that goal. I turned to porcelain upon discovering that it holds a fine edge and provides a glassy, white ground for glaze. My work is influenced by Korean, Chinese and Japanese traditional pottery. In ceramics as in all art forms, each piece is unique. Sometimes I know how a piece will be glazed before I make it. Much of the time I contemplate form and glaze application. The placement of pieces in the kiln and the weather conditions during firing and cooling determine irregularities or perfection. Opening each kiln load is a lesson in humility and appreciation of raw materials.

Julie Reisner pottery