Artist Statement

1e clup_DSC2724CopperRod1Combining earth, metal, and wood with fine craftsmanship, in ways that complement each other, has become my fascination as an artist. After a 30+ year absence from clay, I am exploring the nature and effects of wood/salt firing. Whether they are wheel-thrown symmetrical vessels or assembled convex/concave vessels with undulating planes, the addition of copper, silver, and wood accents to these forms has become my signature approach to ceramics. As the creative process continues to evolve, I look to nature for interesting textures, earth-tone colors, metals, and woods to create surface treatments that I find exciting and aesthetically stimulating.