As a young student, Hardesty was serious about ceramic pottery
making. He often employed an uncommon method of blending 2 or
more pot-building techniques (pinched, coil-built, slab, or thrown)
into one piece, (again, "compartmentalization" of parts).
He achieved unique and artful designs.
But, because kilns, gas, and throwing wheels can make for
expensive start-up, he never pursued it. Still, here are some
samples of his undergraduate work.