My ceramic pieces are defined directly by my love for organic objects. Natural forms and creatures have always been integrated into my work. In the past I have focused on oceanic life forms, which will always have a place in my works. My current works explore tree forms.
My goal is to create utilitarian pots for every day use, forms that focus primarily on functionality and the intimacy gained through personal use. I work with high fire stoneware clay, changing clays in response to the intended glaze finish for each piece. All works are bisque fired to cone 04 (1915°F) in an electric kiln and glaze fired to cone 10 (2355°F) in a natural gas downdraft reduction kiln. I work primarily within a family of glazes called Rutile, as well as copper red varieties. The under glaze decoration technique I apply involves slip trail and oxide based paint.