Ceramics instructor Roy Kunisaki demonstrates the proper way to load a kiln with pottery. Click image to view video.

My inspiration comes from modern technology and the sculptures and ceramic artifacts of the past that bridge the history of mankind to the present.

The pieces are made on a pottery wheel and combined with hand sculpting to add multiple clay parts. Depending on my idea, I choose to either throw the main body or hand sculpt. All the smaller elements are mostly made on the wheel achieving machine-like parts using straight edges instead of my hands to achieve a clean-edge look. By using these tools and techniques, I’m able to make my ideas come to life through a form of ceramics that emphasizes assembly.

Roy Kunisaki, Ceramics Instructor