I am a ceramic handbuilder, working primarily with slabs and coils. Additions of sand to the clay gives it grit and causes it to crack and tear as I work with it. I build organically, the form evolves as each piece of clay is added.
My esthetic is informed by the complexity and beauty of the earth’s geology and the cracks and fissures that relate a story of time and the elements.
Alternatively, I could roll a smooth slab to form into a tray, a bowl, or a cylinder, to create a one-of-a-kind work to enhance everyday moments.
The diversity of the pieces I create is indicative of my desire to explore new materials and different ways of handbuilding with clay.
Most of all, I love to teach – to share with others, the joy of working with this incredible medium.
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