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About the Artist
I create utilitarian wheel-thrown and altered as well as hand-built vessels out of stoneware clay. For me, making and using pots is learning to see, to pause, to share, to connect. In the studio, I enjoy repetition as much as the exploration of new forms and surface designs. I use the wheel and alter my forms as well as hand build vessels from slabs of clay. My work is exploring the balance of the natural patina of clay and color. The natural patina is clay showing its rawness. The color of the glazes brings energy and life. My carved surface designs are inspired by children’s art and perspective. Children are masters of the moment, able to take risks, and create with whimsy and spontaneity. The colorful carved designs are a reflection of that ( see flower platter). The bright color is influenced by and the art and culture of Latin America and midsummer flowers. My pots are fired multiple times in an electric kiln to 2220 degrees. Lives and works in Floyd, VA.