From the geometric designs of ancient cultures to the brazen color of the Fauvists,
art history has been my inspiration and has provided a foundation for creativity
to blossom. My artwork continuously illustrates my love of pattern, design, contrast
and color. These forms are influenced by my experiences and travel, as in the contrast
of hues in the high desert rock formation landscape and the intricate and nature-inspired
Art Nouveau lines in the architecture in Prague and Paris. Images generated during
meditation in my spiritual life often take form in the clay and illustrate an aspect
of search and exploration.
I create functional pottery combining the techniques of hand building and wheel throwing
and utilizing impressed textures along with diagonal, circle and spiral motifs. The
clay is further manipulated by pressing, twisting, and carving. All glazes are lead
free and I apply them in such a way that they break on the textured clay surface
and impart variegated color. They are fired in soda and wood kilns which creates
a variety and depth to the surfaces.
Along with my three-dimensional work, I also create relief tile murals ranging from
small single tiles to large public installations. I am honored that Salem Hospital,
Liberty House Child Abuse Assessment Center, and Family Building Blocks’ Chelsea’s
Place and Gracie’s Place have chosen to display my large public works.
I am grateful for the opportunity to work each and every day at my passion.