Clay possesses the remarkable ability to take on any form imagined by its creator. I have enjoyed exploring the limits of clay, only to find that there are few. One ‘unsuccessful’ result can lead to something amazing upon further exploration.
I am constantly excited by new possibilities and various interests. Nature and animals are a recurring influence in how the piece moves or is decorated – texture from a raku firing, flowing movement in the form, or by growing crystals in the glaze.
These techniques are much more than a technical process involving recipes and firing schedules. To really know the glaze and when to use it is a skill that requires research, time, and sensitivity in order to achieve artistic expression.
All of these elements are combined to create something useful. My work serves to stimulate the imagination. I encourage the user to look deeper into the piece and wonder. For wonder keeps our imagination alive and allows us to discover things we would otherwise overlook and explore all the possibilities the world has to offer.