After admiring pottery for many years, in 2001 I realized that I, too, could create with clay. It took only a few classes to know that clay was intriguing and inspirational mixed with both the joy of victory and vexation of defeat. Adjusting my attitude, I soon began to feel enriched when learning by trial and error, and my fixation with symmetry turned into an appreciation of balance without boundaries. Working with clay has provided me with pleasure and personal growth ever since.
My work tends toward functional pieces that incorporate texture or natural elements to provide a little grace, color, character or whimsy to everyday living. It serves as a reminder to appreciate the exquisite shapes and patters that surround us, often without our notice. It tries to do many things: express the freedom of unrestrained geometry, infuse color in unexpected ways, and capture the humorous spirit of one of nature's creatures.
Primarily, my work is an outward extension of what I think or feel at any given time. My hope is that some of it connects in a meaningful way with whoever is riding that same wave, and it will provide satisfaction when integrated into their own environment.