All of my clay work is hand-built and one-of-a-kind.
Some pots do bear a family resemblance
but each remains unique unto itself.
Using my own pinch-strip or slab method of construction,
I build up the side walls to capture the space within.
As the piece begins to breathe on its own and a personality emerges,
I yield to the nature of the clay.
No longer am I in control of where I go or what lead I follow,
or even what occurs when I get there.
THE CLAY SPEAKS TO ME.
It tells me what it wants to be when it grows up and I listen.
We transform each other – my clay work becomes my vision;
I become my clay work.
My entire being, not just my hands, is an integral part of the process.
What emerges just HAPPENS –
from the visual appeal
to the featherweight feel of each piece.
CLAY – I LOVE WHERE IT TAKES ME !