My journey in clay is evolving from purely functional vessels to sculptural organic forms. I am excited each time I find a new direction.
My recent travels to the national parks are a primary inspiration in capturing the natural beauty of the trees, canyons and seascapes and expressing that raw beauty in my pottery. I like to push the clay to it's limits causing cracks, fissures, and surfaces reminiscent of dry cracked earth, tree bark, canyons and geological terrain. I then use stains, oxides and glazes to extenuate that texture. I also like to add found objects to the pieces when it adds to the narrative.
The anticipation of the forms and surfaces to come is what leads me onward.