John W Hopkins
My designs evolve around a single image. It is important to me that this image is three dimensionally complete. Complete in the since that I see it as a sculptural form floating or sailing in open space. I use sand blasting techniques before and after firing to achieve my textures. I use under glazes for base color and luster's to achieve the pastel glass like quality. I complete the work with over glazes and additional sand blasting. The entire process takes five to six firings between 04 and 019.