Losing track of time being creative is a favorite form of meditation. Always a gardener, loving the feel of the earth, and having an appreciation for nature, I ask the clay to speak to me and then we work together, the clay and I, to fulfill my vision—all while allowing for serendipity.
Most of my work begins on the pottery wheel and evolves through the physical manipulation of the form with my fingers and a few simple tools. The images and shapes that emerge are designed to be discovered by individual observers depending on the way the light and shadows interact with the altered surface of the ceramic forms or by the feel of the completed piece.
Current work includes many fired in electric, gas and/or raku kilns, and others fired in wood or soda environments. The use of a variety of clays and a limited glaze palette allows the firing process to develop the exterior and make each vessel unique.