for this artist and
Experiences in and around the water have strongly influenced
the Bennett's work. The process begins with a series of sketches. Then
they use stoneware clay or porcelain to make the basic forms. The forms
are hollowed out, and the porcelain teeth and eyes are added. The pieces
are bisque fired, and glazes are applied by dipping, spraying and brushing.
Lastly, the pieces are glaze fired in one of three ways: a magnesium carbonate
"fish" glaze, an ancient Japanese "raku" glaze, or
a high zinc "crystal" glaze. The end result is a lively work
of art that expresses color, texture and movement.