ARTIST STATEMENT

I believe that the world is filled with magical and splendorous beauty. This is especially true of the natural world. Handmade crafts and food, the visual and performing arts, and love and human kindness are things that people do which taps into this transcendent quality. I make pots in an attempt to explore this. But beauty is not something that can always be approached from head on. My experience with clay has led me to pursue it only indirectly; never staring at it too hard, as it were, but keeping it in the corner of my eye. It is almost as if you need to move sideways lest you scare these elusive qualities from your work. So I try not to be too specific with my designs. My work is an intuitive exploration of themes and relationships where details spring to life as a part of the process rather than something planned or plotted out in advance. Each pot is a fresh attempt at bringing new magic into the world, and my choice of glazes only adds to the serendipity. This way collaboration of my hands and the clay will always lead to new expressions and the surprise of quiet beauty never becomes trite or stale. Ultimately, my pots are an affirmation of the value of one of a kind idiosyncratically hand made beauty. Mastery is revealed trough a straining toward the transcendent not in the regurgitation of proven forms.

 

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