A R T I S T G A L L E R Y
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The first time I spun a tiny little blob of clay around on a pottery wheel, I was mesmerized by what seemed an enchanted sleight of hand, able to guide the clay upwards and outwards, giving it form and grace. Little did I know this initial fascination would develop into a full-blown addiction.
I worked for many years as a functional potter, always striving to strike a balance between functional and sculptural, believing that an everyday, utilitarian piece can and should be both graceful and beautiful. Just a few years ago I turned my attention almost exclusively to sculptural works so that I could let my imagination run and push the limits further. Although I often incorporate other materials or objects into my sculptures, my primary medium is ceramic because I love clay’s flowing, supple, gracefulness. A finished piece is a moment frozen in time of the clay’s fluid history.
After more than 20 years working in ceramics, I still take delight in discovering the hidden potential of what the clay and I can do together. It is, in many ways, the simple, joyful satisfaction of making something out of nothing but a blob of mud.