Meghan Howard's Profile
I am a total nerd when it comes to buildings. After majoring in Architectural Engineering and spending the beginning of my career designing building materials, I have become obsessed with a structure’s details - an interesting gutter, a pretty window. The illustrations on my pottery are inspired by buildings that I have seen while traveling throughout the US, Europe and Asia over the last few years.
I use clay that is a mix of stoneware and porcelain. For thrown pieces, like mugs and bowls, I start with a lump of clay on the potter’s wheel. I will throw the rough form, let it set up for a few days and then finish the form through a process called trimming. Many of my other pieces are slab built. I roll out a piece of clay and
drape it on a form. After it has hardened slightly, I will add handles and feet.
All of the pots are left to dry for about a week…
- Born on November 26
- Joined September 9, 2009