I have been working with clay for over 52 years and never tire of its silken, fleshy feel in my hands.

I do a lot of burnishing when the clay is leather-hard, using a smooth stone and a chamois cloth.  I find that the rhythm of this process is very meditative and satisfying.   All of my work reflects the wildlife around me in all its variety.

Clay, to me, feels like a living thing and brings endless pleasure and surprise to my life

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Heidi Vaughan