The Boot

On the Workbench

Boots are individually cast from an old ceramic boot mold (made from an actual vintage leather boot, right foot) and low-fired to bisque. The finished boots are 13.5 inches high.

Using patterns and elements from my collection of vintage cowboy boot designs and photographs, I create a one-of-a-kind boot.

The basic patterns are first sketched in pencil. Raised designs are handbuilt using ceramic slip and then painted with many layers of color and glaze.

During the painting and glazing stages, the boot appears dull and matte. The final colors will appear only after firing.

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