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Studio Visit: Stephanie Lanter, Topeka, Kansas

Posted By Ceramics Monthly On October 7, 2009 @ 12:15 pm In Ceramics Monthly,Open Studios | 5 Comments

Just the Facts

Clay
Red and white earthenware

Primary forming method
Handbuilt-a combination of modeling, carving, filing,
coiling, and some press molding. To form adjunct elements, I usually crochet,
knit or sew various fibers.

Favorite surface treatment
I am addicted to burnishing leather-hard forms, the wackiness of commercial
glazes, and crocheting fibrous elements onto pieces post-firing.

Primary firing method
Cone 06-04 electric

Favorite tool
A sense of humor. Or, in the gift shop of the Dinosaur
Museum in Thermopolis, Wyoming, I found this polished black rock in the shape
of a heart. It is simply perfect for hours and hours of burnishing love. I also
heart the jeweler’s files and altered butter knife given to me by friends.

Most-used piece of equipment
My sound system

stephanie lanter fiber studio

stephanie lanter crocheting