Me like mud! That’s all there is to it. I have no agendas, nothing important to say, or any inner vision or wisdom to express. I want the things I make with clay to make me smile, and maybe you, too, will smile when you see them.
I enjoy clay when it is malleable. After clay dries, I lose interest. I find wood fire to be the most appealing process, since the ash does the glazing for me. Sometimes if you are lucky, magic happens and the piece emerges from the kiln with a surface that is particularly interesting.
I have neither formal training nor any education or background in art. I took a few classes at Clayworks, and quickly found the wheel was of no interest to me. Fortunately for me, the supportive, atmosphere at Clayworks encouraged me to explore other clay techniques until I found what I enjoyed. I’ve been creating in clay since about 2006. The many demands on my life allow time for creation of only a few pieces each year.