My interest in clay is focused on form and surface. The clay responds to my hands and form is found predominantly on the wheel. The surface is from fired and melting ash.
I am intrigued my the elusive simplicity within the tactile universe of clay. I strive, on a daily basis, to remain open-minded, imaginative, and playful in my approach. With serious intent, I am compelled to make work that is honest to this medium of art; that in some way expresses what it is to work with clay.
I am obliged to always question and explore and am prone to frequent "failures". Failures are certainly marvelous teachers; they offer us direct insight into the unexpected. They are the ideas we didn't have, but should have been looking for. After all, art is about motivation-- a time of exhaustion and renewed inspiration.
The spirit that moves us should be evident in each piece.