WELL-MADE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

 

The life of an ESO ESTO piece begins as a measurement of raw clay and emerges under the maker's hand as a resolved shape. A deliberately reductive approach and embrace of the material's unique characteristics result in minimal forms with tooth and texture. These modern artifacts elude trend and quietly enhance their larger surrounds.

 

 

 Clay is measured and spiraled into a ball that will be placed on the wheel.

Clay is measured and spiraled into a ball that will be placed on the wheel.

 Once the clay is centered on the wheel, the wall of the piece is pulled upward to the desired height, then shaped.

Once the clay is centered on the wheel, the wall of the piece is pulled upward to the desired height, then shaped.

 The lip of the piece is refined and compressed to add strength.

The lip of the piece is refined and compressed to add strength.

 After pieces are trimmed into their final shapes, they will sit until bone dry.

After pieces are trimmed into their final shapes, they will sit until bone dry.

 Pieces are fired in the kiln, sanded to smooth the bottom, cleaned and then glazed.

Pieces are fired in the kiln, sanded to smooth the bottom, cleaned and then glazed.

 Once glazed, the ESO ESO stamp is applied to the bottom before final firing in the kiln

Once glazed, the ESO ESO stamp is applied to the bottom before final firing in the kiln