I create vessels by hand building or throwing on the potter’s wheel. The vessels are made with a high, iron-bearing clay body. Multiple colored crater or matt glazes are applied. The pieces are fired in an electric kiln to 2163° Fahrenheit with a combination slow and rapid cooling. Many crater glazed pieces are fired multiple times to obtain an appealing movement of the glaze resulting in a surface that is full of movement.
I combine my passion for gardening with my passion for ceramics and design forms that will complement the various types of flowers and plants that I grow and propagate. The garden is one source of inspiration when designing vessels! Other sources include Scandinavian design, Mid-Century design, Ikebana arrangements, and 12-15th century Persian and East Asian ceramic forms.
I want the work I create to be soothing to the soul and contribute peace and serenity to an interior environment.