Jef Barton is mainly a productive potter who makes functional and decorative pieces using various stoneware clay bodies and firing methods. Most of his functional pieces are fired in reduction atmosphere using a gas kiln to 2350’ F, producing a highly durable ware with rich yet often subtle glaze colors. There are some pieces fired in the RAKU process which is a quick fire process. The hand built pieces are constructed of highly textured slabs of clay combined with wheel thrown segments. Also, some of the wheel thrown pieces are altered and embellished with extruded elements.