Jake says: My design is wheel thrown and textured with hand tools.
I first got started in ceramics in high school because it was an easy "A". I have never really had any formal training in ceramics. The high school teacher pretty much let me do what ever I wanted. I started out making regular bowls and that was fun, but then I realized I could make two bowls in one (a chip and dip kind of thing). After that I kept trying to add more and more layers and tiers to my wheel thrown "bowls". I also got interested in texturing with hand tools and making cool patterns that the glaze could sink into.
I was lucky enough to acquire my own wheel and kiln after high school and continued to explore the multi tiered hand textured designs. Sometimes I would not touch clay for years at a time, but it was always calling to me in the back of my mind. About 2-3 years ago I discovered Etsy. With hope from seeing other artists being successful at what they love and a cheap and easy way to get my art out into the world, I decided to get serious about clay again. I knew I had something unique.