An angle, a curve, the flow of the form … the eye follows what the hand has created. In this way, the onlooker is drawn into the individual journey from which each piece is created. My work is an examination of form, mixing the practicality of function and soul. Life and connection to the earth from whence the clay itself began. Ideas and inspiration often come when I’m away from the studio. In the forest, where deeply chiseled lines in the bark of giant trees or a patch of tall grass swaying in the wind, hint of texture. In the high desert, where the soil beneath my feet and the clear sky above are rich with color that informs a simple palette. I pay attention to serendipitous prompts. My mind stores these visions, and upon return to the studio, they challenge me to bring them to life again in clay and glaze.
Currently, I am focusing on the reduction of these natural inspirations into the essence of each piece. Perhaps a color or texture reminiscent of the glory of nature.
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