I've always had
a hard time thinking up an artist's statement.
You know, where you have to say where you get
your inspiration and what drives you to do what
you do. It's simple, really. I do
what I do because I love doing it and I can't
imagine not doing it. And honestly, what a
blessing is that.
Nature is what
inspires my work. My life always seems to
find a way into the clay - from sights and
memories - to found objects that actually become
part of the piece. I am so lucky to live
on 20 beautiful acres in Northern California
with a more-than-supportive husband, two dogs, a
cat, and seven chickens. Constant
inspiration. And constant entertainment.
Aside from the
joy of working with clay and the feeling of
wonder after the work is done, sometimes coming
out in ways that I never consciously intended, I
get pleasure from a person who picks up one of
my creative offerings, connecting with it in the
same way I do.
Every one of my
pieces is made by hand and has it's own
personality. I work in Raku and Stoneware
and strive to incorporate the four elements -
earth, air, fire, and water - in playful ways.
Working with clay - or playing with mud - is a
process of discovery that never ceases to amaze