Low 5 Sided Bowl
Low Faceted Teabowl
"I suspect what keeps me engaged in the making of pots is the rich history and complex process of ceramics. The materials, kilns, firings, and the rhythm of the studio have become a comfortable part of my life, almost akin to a refuge.
I tend to make complex pots, not understated in form or surface. An interplay between shape and decoration creates a visual tension, which I find to be a rewarding artistic goal. By thinking of pottery as an avenue to explore color, line, surface and form, I have discovered a wellspring of inexhaustible creative opportunities.
Process and Utility
My work is wheel thrown with porcelain or white stoneware clay and reduction fired in a gas fueled kiln. Shapes are altered when wet and sometimes assembled from thrown parts. Slips, oxides, glazes and resists are applied in a manner that reflects my passion for pattern."
The pots are lead-free, dishwasher, oven, microwave and food safe. Direct flame and extreme temperature changes are to be avoided. Placement in a hot oven is not recommended.