Pottery can be full of color and that is what I enjoy in my glazes. I love those Oriental glazes: copper reds, tenmokus, celadons, chuns, and shinos. The form and utility of the pot are vital components and my teachers have stressed a freedom , and yet discipline, to produce them in porcelain and stoneware. I enjoy throwing pots on the wheel and am always excited to see what exactly comes out of the propane kiln.
The Japanese call it “Wabi Sabi” and it is this tactile earthiness that attracts me to clay. I love working with my hands and it is in the oriental ceramic traditions that I find most inspiration. The best is yet to come.
I AM LUCKY
I feel humbly lucky to be able to do what I enjoy most every day of my life: play in clay and paint. I hope you can see the joy I feel in the process.