I love making a ball of clay come to life, to give it meaning and expression and soul. It just never gets old. For a few years I exclusively made salt and peppers shakers, a long and over one thousand piece ongoing meditation on expression and exploration into clay bodies and color. More recently I’ve also begun to explore dogs—their expression as well fascinates me. And heck, I love elephants too. ;)
My work is presently done in mid fire ceramics. I use eight different mid fire clay bodies, usually with a clear glaze on top. When I want color I use a large assortment of underglazes and again clear glaze on top.
Salt/pepper on current shaker designs 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 - $50) are on the small to average size for this kind of ware. Dogs and Elephants are $145 for medium/small—larger TBD.
In terms of my background, I have an MBA, (not an MFA) and am quite late to the game, stumbling upon clay relatively recently. I have no art background wth my first class in ceramics at Oakland's Studio One in 2012. In 2015 I joined The Potter's Studio in Berkeley as a member and recently have joined the studio also as part-time staff.
Thank you for visiting! :)