Artist Statement

Close up of Kanji lidded vessel showing brush and glaze patterns

Combining 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.