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Ideas take shape and are brought to life within the ceramic artist's hands in a very special way. Clay is a most incredible, versatile and forgiving medium. It lends itself as much to discipline as to abandon. (And that's a good thing... because a person deserves to be very focused one day and totally spontaneous the next!)

A fascination with nature's voluptuous forms can be given freedom of expression in clay. Tiles can become three-dimensional canvases, where sculptural, woodcutting and painterly techniques are often combined on a single surface. Graceful elements can emerge unexpectedly to adorn the inner secret space of bowls. Quirky and surprising elements may wind up crossing the surface of a plate. And jewelry pieces and “small objects” may provide a glimpse in miniature of the same nature-inspired visions.

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  • Joined September 26, 2010

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clay, stoneware, luscious glazes, wooden tools, mini wire sculpting tools, underglazes, good brushes, an uncluttered work surface

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About

Ideas take shape and are brought to life within the ceramic artist's hands in a very special way. Clay is a most incredible, versatile and forgiving medium. It lends itself as much to discipline as to abandon. (And that's a good thing... because a person deserves to be very focused one day and totally spontaneous the next!)

A fascination with nature's voluptuous forms can be given freedom of expression in clay. Tiles can become three-dimensional canvases, where sculptural, woodcutting and painterly techniques are often combined on a single surface. Graceful elements can emerge unexpectedly to adorn the inner secret space of bowls. Quirky and surprising elements may wind up crossing the surface of a plate. And jewelry pieces and “small objects” may provide a glimpse in miniature of the same nature-inspired visions.

My pieces emerge from wet or leather-hard clay that has been incised, cut, molded, added-to or subtracted-from. Coloration--with all its attending challenges and joys--is usually a glaze-underglaze combination.

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