While Carl DeGraaf creates a wide range of products including some unusual items for a potter, bookends for instance, he says his hand-crafted mugs receive the most attention during construction.

Carl considers himself a production artist, often working on 40 to 50 pieces in a session. He uses the traditional throwing wheel, but also works through press molding, extrusions, slab building, and hand building, often in combinations. Regardless of the technique, each of his pieces is unique, some with uncommon surface textures or carvings.