My work involves porcelain and/or stoneware clay; all pieces are hand-built rather than thrown. Coiling is my favorite method. I create surface textures as I join the coils and build up the forms. Most of my pieces are unglazed, and fired in a reducing atmosphere to cone 10.

I have worked in ceramics at the Hyde Park Art Center since 2000. I previously had done figure sculpture in clay at the Koh-Varilla Guild, a studio on the North Side of Chicago. If you want to see something in person or just want to say hello, please don’t use the message device below. Instead, contact me at jltrestrail@gmail.com. Thanks!

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