My work is fresh.
A fusion of clean lines, organic shapes and a palette that is simply Delicious. I am drawn to the simple functionality for which the mid-century Scandinavian designers became well recognized. As work is in progress it’s gratifying to imagine how food or flowers will be presented and how they’ll fit into a person’s living space.
A white low-fire clay body is my preference.
Clean and consistent, I’m more passionate about composition and color than heat work. Traditional slab is predominant but I do like to combine processes including hand building and casting. Several layers of pigment are hand applied and burnished in both bisque and final firings building a dreamy, tactile finish that begs to be touched!
It’s easy to be inspired by what we appreciate.
I marvel at the miracle of Creation, fascinated by the perfect order of growing things. I often examine the ordinary with a magnifying glass, discovering an intricate world of design that may have been missed otherwise. I lean toward striking color combinations, stylized botanicals and a bit of free form pencil scribbling.
My favorite tools.
Years ago we scavenged large pillow basalt rocks from the debris of a broken ice dam on Mt. Hood. The rocks serve as base forms for lovely vessels. Sometimes odd, each unique. I thoroughly enjoy the process, always curious about who will end up taking them home.