I am fascinated by man’s earliest crafts including stone tools, ritual objects and the birth of pottery and ceramic art. The importance of early utilitarian objects can be seen in part by the time invested in making and decorating these valued possessions. These inspirations and a lifetime of exploring line, form and pattern laid the foundation for my role as a contemporary object maker. My current focus is sculpture, small tables and my explorations into the human the face. My pieces are created using a combination of hand building techniques as well as the potters wheel for production work.
The predominate characteristic of my work is the use of the ancient technique known as sgrafitto or etching through a colored coating to reveal the clay below, in my case a black slip coating and white clay.