Pottery making was my first, and enduring love. My return to making pots full time in 2016 after a twenty-year deep affair with carving small wood sculptures has been a remarkably interesting period of growth for me. Studio ceramics has changed and blossomed a great deal since I began making pottery in 1970 and carving porcelain from the mid 1980’s to 1995. There is so much more to learn and to try!
I currently enjoy using porcelain clay while making useful pots, and continue to pursue developing forms that may be gently reshaped, carved and textured to be enhanced with celadon glazes; or to serve as a canvas for active, responsive carbon trapping glazes.
Recently I have been actively testing celadon glaze variations and other porcelain-like clay bodies. I use a grolleg-based clay and plan to explore various color shades with a base celadon glaze. A recent acquisition of a 20 cubic foot gas downdraft gas kiln will facilitate more frequent testing cycles so that inspiration may grow from the new results.