Inspired by the flora and fauna around Maryland, I make clay works of art that are occassionally functional. I enjoy the connection with the earth that the medium presents. I fire my pieces in wood and soda ash kilns. This presents challenges and wonderful results. The memory of the clay to return to its resting state, even if I try to manipulate it, strengthens my resolve to be true to my message from the inception of the design idea.
Artomatic is behind me and I am beginning to see the benefits of showing my work. I am more focused in my designs and in the way i approach the execution of the designs. Currently, I am working on a new nest design. The twigs are attached to the bowl. Fingers crossed that it survives the process.