Rocket sculptures start with a wheel-thrown fuselage. The clay is raised on the wheel in a cylinder form which is then closed off and manipulated into the rocket’s shape. Each fuselage shape is unique and develops as it is being thrown on the potter’s wheel. After shaping during the “leather hard” stage, sculpted fins are added and wheel-thrown rocket cones are attached. The Rockets are kept under plastic to dry them slowly to keep parts from cracking. Once dry, they are bisque fired and glazes are added. Each design develops as a result of the shape of the rocket, making them completely one-of-a-kind.