My interest in pottery comes from many directions and inspirations earlier in my life. I grew up interested in art and architecture — In painting, color, composition; in geometric relationships and construction. Also, I found creative satisfaction in fabric arts — In designing, construction clothing.
Now, later in life, I find my earlier interests continually resurfacing in my passion to create pottery. Clay has become a perfect medium for expressing my interest in form and construction, in color and abstract geometric designs, in creating functional objects with artistic presence.
I strive to create work that reflects the raw, organic nature of clay, but reveals the process of making, shaping, and often includes obvious constructional statements. I apply surface treatments that are both earthy but boldly geometric. I utilize three different firing methods — High-fire reduction, soda fire and wood fire — To create three varied but compatible bodies of work, each touched by a different type of flame and atmosphere.
My focus as a potter is to create quality work — Useful, artistic, appealing — That expresses and reflects each of my interests and inspirations.