by Judith Motzkin
7"x4.5" saggar-fired earthenware
"I throw my ceramic bowls, jars, and vessels on the potters wheel using a fine white earthenware clay. I add woven clay coil inlays, trim and burnish each piece as it dries. When the pots are bone dry, I apply a fine liquid clay slip called terra sigillata made from the finest particles of clay. I polish the surface between painted coats until a waxy sheen is developed."
Judith's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with her unique "flame painted" clay works represented in the permanent collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.