Details

First Name

Daniel

Last Name

Herrera

Nickname

PaleoDan

Social Media

My Ceramics

In the studio I like to do

Handbuilding, Throwing on the Wheel

Pottery Wheel

Brent C & Shimpo RK-2 wheels

Clay body

Earthenware, Stoneware, Porcelain

Clay Brand

Kentucky Mudworks, Standard, Laguna, Penguin, SIO

Kiln Type

Electric Kiln, Raku Kiln

Kiln Atmosphere

Reduction Atmosphere, Oxidation Atmosphere

Temperature

1015 degrees Celsius for Raku and 5/6 for everything else.

Glaze

Amaco, Mayco, Spectrum and just started making my own

You can buy my work from

only small local shows

About Me

Introduction

I am new to ceramics having recently started taking classes as a result of COVID and the boredom it created as well as power watching The Great Pottery Throw Down. I live in New Jersey USA and love to learn news techniques.

What I Love about Ceramics
  • The community of people I have come to call friends.
  • The creativity it takes to build something with your hands.
  • Figuring out the best way to do something.
  • How it feels to build something completely from scratch, taking it through all the steps
How I started with ceramics

Power watching The Great Pottery Throw Down  and then finding a local studio to take lessons at.

What inspires me

My community and learning how to do something new that I have never tried before.

What I'm working on at the moment
  • Learning to wheel throw consistently
  • Learning to trim what I wheel throw
  • Plates
  • Gnomes
  • Teapots
My Artist Statement

Not sure I have one yet – need to find myself more and my personal style

My CV

I have only participated in two studio student shows so far and both were very small but I did sell several pieces.