“I find myself on Lost Mountain– this beautiful rural environment enables quiet contemplation or boisterous exuberance. Having a studio here is truly a privilege.”
I utilize many techniques in the process of creating my work, and I use a wide range of clays, from gritty, iron-rich stoneware to blended porcelain. I formulate and mix my own glazes (all lead-free) and apply them by brushing, pouring, dipping and spraying. The firing, which gives each piece strength and permanent color, is done in electric, propane, or wood-fired kilns – all resulting in different effects.
Where do I “get” my ideas? Inspiration comes from my experiences and adventures — a blend of indigenous, ancient and modern, east and west; Samurai, Viking, Buccaneer; travels in forest and desert, voyages on oceans, rivers, and tropical seas. Observations and conversations with animals, actors, artisans, alders, and anarchists. Simply living here, interacting with the Lost Mountain zoo and the myriad of other wild neighbors including owls, coyotes, and ravens and hummingbirds.
Keeping eyes open, being aware, listening, and observing.