About Dana Bechert
I hand throw all my work using porcelain. After coating the entire piece in black slip, I freehand carve original patterns into the surface of the unfired piece. Designs are created intuitively directly on the surface of the piece. Most designs are grid based and geometric, while some have illustrative motifs. Some pieces are clear glazed, and some are left matte, in both cases the rhythmic carving strokes can be seen and felt. All are functional one-of-a-kind work.