Kate Johnston is a potter who has a studio in Seagrove, North Carolina. Kate’s pots are made with local materials, carved with organic patterns inspired by Art Deco design, and fired in a large wood-burning kiln.
Her Carving Process starts with a solid layer of slip on the still wet piece. She carves the border first and then the main pattern, slowly taking away the background and allowing the design to emerge. I love her boldness to create such large pots. This is not an easy process, no matter how easy she makes it look.
Below is a time-lapse of a large jar from construction through decoration from 2015. This is 3 days of work condensed into 1 minute.