Glitter Mountain by Gina Zycher
I am a studio potter living in Los Angeles. While I have always enjoyed being artistic and creative, I had never felt such a strong pull to create as I did when I started working with clay. I find both the process of making pottery and putting the finished products to use to be equally fulfilling, and I love making pieces for others to use and enjoy.
When I’m not at the studio, I like to cook, dote on my cat, and explore LA.
About the Process
I make my pieces both on and off the potter’s wheel.
In my wheel thrown work I strive to create objects that are clean and modern with a bit of interest. When I hand build, I love having the freedom to make forms that are “imperfect” and have character but I also try not to steer too far away from the simple quality of my work on the wheel.
My goal is to create pieces that have their own kind of grace without being too delicate.
I like to work with many different clay bodies, but my favorites tend to be sandy and iron-rich.
I love experimenting with glaze combinations and application techniques.
All of my work is stoneware that is fired in a gas kiln to cone 10, reaching a temperature of 2381 degrees Fahrenheit. Firing this way can yield unexpected but beautiful results, which is part of what makes pottery exciting and magical for me.