One of our major human joys is sharing a meal with others and my pots serve to provide marvelous visual and tactile nourishment that enhance these daily celebrations.
I enjoy altering pots as directly and simply as possible. The alterations are intended to add interest to wheel-thrown forms, and working directly when the clay is soft suits my temperament. Hopefully, this way of working allows the process of making to inform the pots in ways I can’t foresee. I look for a quiet softness and subtle movement away from the symmetrical nature of the thrown forms. These pots often make the choice of surface and glaze a natural extension of what begins to suggest itself as the forms develop.
As a potter, I work alone in my studio. This allows me to approach my work and growth in the quiet and privacy I require. In that space and time, I explore my interest in the clay, the realization of form, the process of making and firing, the nature of functional pottery and my connection to the traditions that I am a part of and love.
……….. What a gift!!!!