About My Work
My clay vessels start with a solid piece of clay that I shape on the potter's wheel. I then sculpt, smooth, and polish the entire piece to reveal its true form, 12 different steps in all.
My metal pieces are welded by hand, one piece of steel at a time, until they achieve their form. The clay milieu are shaped, glazed and fired, which creates their unique color combinations. These pieces are interactive; many of them can be rotated 360, and all of the clay milieu can be turned over, rearranged or swapped out for others.
My paintings are created on a "canvas" made from wood, which I layer with hand-tinted epoxy to create rich, saturated colors with a high gloss.
My earthy ceramic pieces are shaped and fired, then I dip them in ferric chloride and exposed to flames and smoke, resulting in deep colors and organic patterns.
I enjoy working in many mediums, including wood, clay, and metal. I have never been content to follow ; I prefer for it to be me, in my studio, pushing the boundaries of what I can do with the materials at hand. If I had a motto, it would be "Why do you need the box?"