The ceramics I create transcend the purely functional mindset of pottery in favor of a more visual and textural language that has evolved out of observations and experience: out of Culture and Nature. 
Every day I am amazed to find that over the years, clay continues to challenge me and teach me about itself, but more importantly about myself. 
Hidden in the order of Nature and Culture, I find the bits of randomness and disorder most inspiring.  Nature, Culture and my life’s processes are sources of ideas and inspiration. There is an element in human nature spiritual, physiological, chemical that relates all women and men to each other.  It speaks a common language, creates of us a common culture, and to everyone is, in some way, known.
My work seeks to suggest rather than name that element.
raku-fired ceramics
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