I have been a painter, illustrator and graphic designer all my life.
Ten years ago I became interested in ceramics. Making pots has become my passion.
Clay is an extension of myself. Learning each day to define the form a little better.
I am constantly juggling control and spontaneity, looking to find my own voice in clay.
My pottery when it is successful demands to be held. It is a thrill to watch someone hold my pot as if it is a thing of beauty, a cherished object.
For me, glazing is the most interesting part of the entire process.
I am a compulsive tester, and I while I am not always thrilled by the results of a firing, I always find it exhilarating.
The glazes I use are applied by airbrush.
This allows me to blend multiple glazes together seamlessly and to isolate specific colors to paint the form.
I am always trying to push a little further tweaking my glaze formulas to give a little better surface, a little deeper color.
My hope is that my ideas continue to come and to grow with my skill.
My work includes cone 10 stoneware, cone 6 electric and smoke fired earthenware. It is all wheel thrown and then altered.