As a potter, I concentrate on vessel forms. I am attracted to the co-themes of their use as containers and servers for food and beverage and their metaphoric meaning as containers and servers of space and spirit. I am awed and inspired by the myriad forms that a variety of cultures and often unknown artists have created throughout human history for everyday use and ritual functions.
I strive to pay homage to this rich history through my own work processes and personal interpretations to create ceramic objects that are interesting today. I want to create vessels -- whether teapot and cups, sangria pitcher and goblets, serving bowls and salad bowls, or vases -- that through their use and presence add spirit and pleasure to one’s life.
I use white clays because of their responsiveness to color in glaze, underglaze, and the clay itself. I mix my own glazes, and fire in an electric kiln to approximately 2300 degrees. Pieces are safe for use in microwave and dishwasher. If you wish to use a dish for heating in the oven, the pot and its contents should be placed in a cold oven, then the oven turned on.