These are made from slabs, I roll them out with a rolling pin then roll in the grass or other material, then form a cylinder from the slab and attach a bottom. Then I use a tool (its basically a wooden spoon, so nothing fancy!) to force out the belly from the inside, leaving the imprinted material or just its imprint in the surface. You have to take care to not disturb the surface too much on the outside or you loose the imprint! Finally I use stains and transparent glazes to finish, so the imprint is darker than the back ground. This one has a black transparent glaze in the grass design, then a transparent green over it. The torn edge and rivets are a finishing detail I'm having a lot of fun with at the moment!
Clay has always fascinated me, its many colors and textures, the shapes you can create using it, even the feel of it squishing in my hand. Even after years of playing in the mud I find myself exploring new ideas and I hope my work shows this.