Abby Rose Mandel creates functional pottery with an emphasis on surface decoration and color exploration. The work is a combination of slip cast porcelain, using molds created by the artist, and hand built forms with an emphasis on slab construction. Once constructed and bisque fired, each piece is then sanded, meticulously hand painted and layered with decals to create a unique piece of illustrated clay. The final pieces are then fired to a hot cone 5 in an electric kiln. In addition to her home studio ceramics practice, Abby Rose Mandel also teaches High School Art in Austin Texas, and loves sharing her passion for learning.