Edward Eberle realized that he wanted to be an artist while pursuing a graduate degree in ceramics at Alfred University, but it took him seventeen years to achieve that goal. Eberle’s trademark style consists of porcelain pots painted with terra sigillata, a clay-based black slip glaze. His paintings are not polished, but consist of quick gestural lines that suggest people, animals, plants, and geometric shapes. When throwing a pot, the artist does not have a specific idea in mind of how it will be painted. Instead, he allows the form of the pot and his own thoughts to guide him.