I throw with Southern Ice Porcelain. When turned and dry these pieces, primarily teabowls and bowls, are water-etched. The translucent white clay allows light to shine through the etching, highlighting the patterned surface. Patterns evolve from my fascination with the minute patterning on shells, flowers and insects with their  concentric and overlapping circles and fine wavering  lines. Southern Ice Porcelain was developed in Tasmania by a research department working under the tutelage of Les Blakeborough, and is manafactured by Clayworks under his name. It is revered amongst ceramicists for its translucence and whiteness.