Clay speaks to me. It has since I first touched it in a beginning ceramics class at University of New Mexico. Many classes, workshops, shows and galleries later it is still my friend, waiting for me to indulge my imagination.
I bring to the clay my love for my New Mexico homeland, my admiration for it’s rock art, and ancient potters. My addition of fired-in metal pieces has added a dimension to my work and allowed me to take liberties (flights of fancy) with the clay I was unable to before.
All pieces are hand built from slabs, sometimes formed on pipes or slump molds. Only colored clay slips are used, no glazes; and I give all pieces a light smoke-firing to give them a mottled, textured look.
I wish for my pieces to bring a smile, a sense of history, a feeling of grounding in Mother Earth.
My work can be seen at:
205 Romero NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
135 W. Palace Ave. at Grant
Santa Fe, NM 87501
37 Sandia Crest Rd.
Sandia Park, NM 87047