My training as a ceramicist was enriched by formative mentor relationships. I studied with artists Paul Soldner and Peter Voulkos. Applying what I learned, clay became for me a vehicle for connecting to a body-earth identity. Clay’s sculptural qualities and possibilities, such as using glass as a glaze to represent ink or creating a brush handle molded to my own hand inspire my work.
Brush Bouquet, raku fired with deer and horse tail hair
Salt-Fired Deer Tail Fan Brush, Salt Fired Human Hair Brush, Raku Fired with Deer Tail Fan Brush
Ink Wells, salt and wood fired clay, glass and deer tail hair
Reproduction, raku fired porcelain with deer and horse hair
Brush Cup and Saucers, raku fired with deer tail hair
Nesting, low salt fired clay
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