The sculpted books by Vermont potter Lori Pease are made using low-fire earthenware clay that has been hand-carved and imprinted with textured vintage textiles. After bisque firing the sculptures, Pease first brushes an underglaze on their surfaces and then an additional glaze over the first color. Pease creates the glazes by using various combinations of rare earth oxides (copper, iron, chrome, cobalt) to create the subtle colors. She received her BA in literature from Tufts University. She studied ceramics at the Ceramics Program at Harvard University, Mudflat Pottery School, the DeCordova Museum School, and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works.