I am after the discovery of my pots, my place and my language, in this rich continuum of clay history. The work is rooted in functional design while expressing ideas of spontaneity. I do not need to extol the justifications utilitarian ceramics can play in today’s world. I am a potter, period. I am more concerned with living, moving forward. The act of working at the wheel, kiln, etc. is for me the same as a mechanic, a doctor, or a teacher. It is a life lived. The warmth and energy gained from daily life, allows me to create pots that are full of energy, and full of humility and reflect the changes in life I go through.
The pots I make are simple in form which is a great canvas for stamping, combing or just general pattern decoration. This pattern coupled with the rich colors of my palette and the gentile kiss of the wood fired soda glaze combine to create vibrant pots that are comfortable in the kitchen cupboard, on the dinner table or sitting on the mantel.