Any day I can work with clay is a good day! Pots in the home have a special place as we interact with them daily. Our food memories are some of the strongest memories in life and special cups, plates, bowls, teapots and covered jars enhance those memories. I continue to experiment with new materials and techniques in a quest to keep my work lively and well-crafted.
In recent work, I have been exploring the esthetics of the Art Nouveau period with its emphasis on geometric, repetitive and stylized lines. The architecture of that period, both outside and inside buildings is something I find refreshingly clean and pleasing. Fired in a soda kiln, the flames are able to play around the outside surfaces of these thrown and faceted pots to give a variety of patterns, colors and highlights.
I regularly participate in the Santa Fe Contemporary Clay Fair – Spring and Fall, in the Santa Fe Community College Clay Club, the locations listed below and at my home studio which is open to visitors by appointment.