I've always been a maker. Eight years ago I reconnected with clay, and in 2019 took my first raku class with Don Ellis. Once I was introduced to the magic of the naked raku process I knew I had found my focus.
The urns are finished with stacked beach pebbles. I have admired stacked rocks in nature.
Fortuitously found when one is unsure of the way to go, stacked rocks mark a
path in an unfamiliar landscape.
Pieces are available for sale through private appointment and at galleries and craft shows. I am currently setting up an online store to sell my work which should open in 2024.
I make my own brass ribs to explore different curvature profiles. My forms are weighted at the bottom, middle, or top; each piece finding a way to hold its center.
I have found and become obsessed with the ageless black and white patterning of naked raku. I find the effect graphic and arrestingly beautiful: inky fractured drama embedded in the clay. This atmospheric firing is a collaborative dance with chance; I can control many aspects of the firing process, but never know what the end result will be.
Each piece is one of a kind.