Following a longtime career in Information Technology, where logic, process, and practicality dominated all aspects of my professional focus, ceramics has created a platform to explore unbounded creativity.
Working with clay provides a source of creativity that enables exploration of changing the traditional look of everyday, functional items, to pieces that provide sources of entertainment and pleasure that inspires attention to the normally unnoticed objects that surround us.
Whether inspiration comes from nature, or the possibility of providing bold colors to the traditionally non-descript item, the ability to enhance everyday items to create a form of pleasure, beauty or whimsical charm, provides a source of inspiration for my work.
Most of my work is hand built, functional pieces. But I never consider the journey of creativity to limit the approach. The most exciting thing about creating items is I spend my time working on what inspires me and creating pieces I’d love to have in my own home.
While I took courses in Savannah GA, and attended various seminars to learn about a number of techniques, I am drawn to the Japanese art of Nerikomi and Kintsugi, along with utilizing silk screens and underglaze to achieve a host of different types of results.