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My work is all large scale and ranges from clay vessels, both thrown on the potter's wheel and hand built, to figurative pieces and hand-pounded tile murals. Each of these aspects is important to me and feeds a different part of my personality. When I work on a piece I try to let the clay speak, sharing its natural behaviors, sensuality, visual strength, and power. I want each piece to have its own individual presence.
The process from wet clay to a finished piece takes 6 months to a year, ending with the final glaze firing in a gas reduction kiln to 2300 degrees Fahrenheit. Some pieces will be fired multiple times to enhance the glazed surfaces and textures. The surfaces are equally important to the form for the overall effect of the piece. High fired clay is impervious to fingerprints, water, and paints, which allows tactile exploration to be as much a part of the viewers' experience as visual interpretation. These same attributes also make clay ideal for public art installations.
I make most of my pieces ahead and find homes for them later on. Most of my sales are to individuals, though I have done a number of public commissions, and have pieces in several Public and Corporate collections. Because each piece is personal to me, and they spend so much time in the studio, they become like my children. I want them to go to good homes where they will be appreciated for years to come.