Robot sculptures start with a wheel-thrown body “jug”, and head. Once the jug sets up to “leather hard”, they are paddled into the shape desired using a flat piece of wood. Rivet heads and sculpted body and head elements are applied at this stage. Extruded and sculpted arms and legs are constructed separately and then attached to the body, giving each piece the right attitude. Standing robots are the most challenging as the balance is crucial. The final personality and the piece’s title develop as the robot is being built. An attention to detail is critical and adhered to constantly during construction. Glaze patterns are applied after the robot is bisque fired. The sculpture is then fired a second time to set the glazes.