clay can provide some of the most penetrating insights into nature. with fire and glaze one can evoke explosive violence and leaden silences, wild collisions, rhythms and falls.
i have attempted to discover the essence of those elements which unite the entire series of forms and rituals, my work explores.
the images i seek, be they narrative or experimental, try to gather an emotional power born of an intimate search into light and landscape. within a poetic framework, reality is stretched, folded and punctured. daily ritual objects, like pots, address germination, paper, the horizon, entering earth or escaping it, sound or its absence, tension and balance, quietude, dormant whiteness and contemplation.
.. all these aspects are unveiled with porcelain clays high-fired thru' reduction atmosphere, along with oxidation firings - made on the wheel, then manipulated into diverse responses thru' reconstruction and hand-building.