Sara Paloma's stunningly sensual work is probably influenced by Sophie Cook. Her work has been making the rounds in the blogs, I believe I first discovered her work at sfgirlbybay. My sister-in-law (who I have sucessfully infected with pottery sickness) and I always try to follow a rule of three like the picture on the right. That is, three vases together all the same color with the tallest in the middle. Sculpting with pottery is an absolute joy.