A shaker usually,
sometimes a bowl.
What emerges each time,
a quirky little soul.
I've not been an artist my whole life or for that long but when I found clay few years ago it was like I was Rip Van Winkle, awake finally after decades of being asleep.
I've been making up for lost time ever since.
My meditation has moved me to a place where, for the past two years, I've been working with a family inside of me that's been emerging. Beginning with more primitive creatures with pinprick eyes fired in a hot soda fire kiln, they've evolved to mid fire folks with tiny black balls of clay for pupils. The family presently ranges from young children to older folks, from human to fish. I allow my growing family of creatures to speak to me, their expressions like seasons that come and go.
My work, as mentioned, is now all done in mid fire ceramics, each piece hand made using eight different mid fire clay bodies as well as a large selection of underglazes. Salt/pepper on most designs now pours out between gaps in the teeth. Shakers ($65/pair) are generally about 3"x3" with a hole and plug in the bottom where they can be filled. Cups and bowls ($40) are on the small to average size for this kind of ware. Wall hangings ($40) range in the 5" to 7" length.
In terms of my background, I have an MBA, not an MFA. About six yeas ago I took my first class at Oakland's Studio One. Then, in 2015 I joined The Potter's Studio in Berkeley as a member and recently have joined the studio also as part-time staff.
My work is presently sold in galleries/gift shops but can also be purchased directly by contacting me.
Thank you for visiting! :)