Many people think of ceramics as beautifully decorated vases or dishes that have a colorful pattern and a smooth finish. While this describes many beautiful works of ceramic art and display pieces, it is not the only way to create an eye-catching ceramic piece. Whether thrown on a potter’s wheel or hand molded, textured ceramic pieces offer a different type of beauty in the world of ceramic art. Artists who work in the ceramics field, like Andrea Cundell, use natural substances such as leaves to imprint their pieces with a glimpse of nature. Jomon, the Japanese tradition of pressing rope into a ceramic piece, is another example of textured ceramic art.