My materials are low fire earthenware, paper clay, commercial underglazes, glazes, and ceramic paints. My modeling technique is handbuilding - slabs, molds, coils - combined with wheel thrown. I fire in the range of 1850 degrees, cones 04-06, oxidation. I improvise tools to help me simulate a stylized realism. Some of the pieces contain infrastructure for stability. Conception and execution is a process of experimentation. Many works linger on the 'back burner' of my brain until I can figure out the right approach.
Discussing Gluten Free Pancakes at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton MA 3/2015
My sculptures speak of
foods we cherish,
Comforts of our youth,
I pluck ripe puns from
And shape them with my clay.
A dash of spice
More pleasure for the palate.
I’ll just have a salad, please.
Plus the croutons, please,
No, not those little squares of toast, Those there! the ones that look
We gobble fact and fad.
Chew on righteous thoughts,
Fill ourselves with good intentions,