Moon Jar form.
Handbuilt with ceramic stoneware, emphasizing the relationship between line and volume, using several surface treatments in multiple firings.
Ceramic piece comprising five elements: base (fenced garden), box (building with door), lid (roof deck), house, and chimney smoke. The piece was lightly glazed with white underglaze and blue celadon, allowing the dark brown clay to show through.
An island with a lone tree sits in a body of water inside a boat.
Thrown on the potter’s wheel, paddled, carved, sand blasted surface. High fired in a reduction kiln.
I layered porcelain, two types of stoneware, and earthenware to achieve a unique look and texture. This vessel is simple and delicate but offers complexity that reveals itself upon closer inspection.
In our current political and social environment of fake news proliferating everywhere, propaganda often cannot hold water once it is logically examined, although unfortunately it still can impact some people’s opinions and beliefs. This artwork is a playful illustration of that idea.
This is a hand-built porcelain torus sculpture meant to be hung on a wall. I used an additive method to attach each textural element to the piece. Underglaze was used to accent a few features with subtle color. This piece was glazed and fired to cone 6, about 2200 degrees Fahrenheit, in oxidation.
Slab-built white stoneware.
Coiled and pinched urn shaped vase. Embellished with incised and sgraffito drawings of underwater life.
This vase is made of unglazed porcelain paperclay. It is handbuilt. No molds were used to make this piece. Each piece is individually crafted and joined together.
This is a wheel thrown lamp made from translucent porcelain, hand carved and fired to cone 6. Lamp parts include a cord with switch that plugs into an outlet, and a nightlight style bulb.
Stoneware with underglaze and reticulating Shine glaze.