I have always been drawn to figurative ceramic sculpture. I design my figurative sculptures by combining my love of gardening and ceramics to create garden art. Almost all of my ceramic pieces are made from very groggy clay suitable to staying outside in the garden. My work is not delicate, I want it to be used in the garden. I enjoy seeing ceramic sculptures in my garden, popping out behind leaves and flowers. In my sculptures, I want to show emotion, especially in my garden totems.
I find clay very satisfying as a creative medium. The whole process is relaxing, using my hands, making each piece unique. Clay is a very forgiving medium; you can continue to shape and form it until you are satisfied with the result. Many times when I start a piece, I have no idea what emotion it will show; I just begin with fresh clay and see what emerges.
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