Usually I make this "Flathead" pattern by stamping it with a standard screwdriver. For a set of vases for the Beverly Laurel Hotel in Los Angeles, I'm using the Flathead pattern but on a larger scale and carving it instead of stamping it. The carved texture is more pronounced than the stamped version and should be more easily seen from across the room. I'm looking forward to seeing how the glaze looks over this surface. Thanks to Brian Lane, partner at Koning Eizenberg Architects, who thought a BD Pottery vase or two would work well on the reception desk of the hotel that the firm redesigned.