I’m a “stay-at-home-potter”. I work by myself, in a studio just steps from my house. I mostly build pieces from slabs but do use a potters wheel sometimes. I love texture and most of my pieces will be very tactile.
I might press the surface with a commercial stamp or one I've made from clay that I then fire or linoleum that I have carved. Maybe I'll emboss with lace from the fabric shop
Or I’ll coat the entire surface with a black underglaze. I then carve the design by removing the black, leaving the image that I see in my mind. This process is called sgraffito.
I have been working with clay since 1992, learning mostly from community College classes in San Diego. There I studied with Lana Wilson, John Conrad and Patty Yockey. I am also a workshop junkie and try to attend as many as I can afford. Significant influences are Scott Young, Virginia Cartwright, Kathy Triplett and Sandi Pierantozzi.
I make pots. I’m not trying to say anything. I like pots and I like texture, I like birds and flowers and covered bridges and surfers, so I make pots that reflect that interest but I didn’t go to art school to learn how to turn that into any kind of statement. I like pots and I hope you like the way I make them.
If you want to see more recent works, browse my Etsy shop.