The Dancer series takes its inspiration from lakes, rivers, and oceans. Dancer vessels are recognizable by the fluid, organic surface designs that are often reminiscent of the patterns created by sunlight on water, or of sea foam on receding tidal waves. Each piece begins with an inner layer of color that is covered over by a secondary color. The deeper layer is revealed by carving the surface layer while it is still molten. Additional manipulation results in the spritely figures that often seem to have movement of their own.