There are a lot of before and after moments throughout the ceramics process - before and after turning, before and after carving, before and after glazing, before and after firing, etc. It’s such an amazing transformation that I should take more time to properly document. Before and after carving is definitely one of my favorite captures. Even though I carve most of my pots, I always make sure I start with a clean, smooth, well-turned vessel. Sometimes it’s hard to hack into that perfect surface, though.