Engraved custom tools. For anyone who works in clay, the tool is the gateway to the soul. Most commercial tools feel and fit in a very general sense, much buying a pair of jeans from target or old navy. Sure, they do the job... but they don't feel like they are an extension of who you are... and what you're capable of. I'm looking to make a self portrait through utilitarian objects. Tools that fit my exact needs, style, and perhaps most importantly, my clay stained hands. Ideally, I'd want a clay detective to pick me out of a line up based on their brief interaction with these objects. They will be made from both stainless steel and a fine grain dense wood, utilizing the C&C, the laser cutter, and the water cutter effectively. Each will be engraved with detailed vector drawings for additional complexity and practice.