Sometimes the clay demands to be sculpted other times stretched and painted, stamped and carved. Rather than resist these diverse activities as a maker, which is irresistible anyway, I go with that elusive inner force ...sometimes despite all rationality. I relish a challenge; I up the ante, keep taking risks; who knows what will happen? This keeps things fresh and interesting for me.
This gallery shows functional work with sgraffito imagery carved onto the porcelain surface through a layer of black slip.
I am moved to express my fascination with a particular being and a sculpture is the result. As I make these figures I am trying to be closer to the essence of their being.
Sometimes first true love; painting and drawing comes through the clay. Currently making imagery only makes sense on a 3-dimensional form. Is it a bowl? No. It is a painting. My, my; how satisfying to my makers soul. The mellow bending of the cool clay, the luscious squish of slip....then scratch and draw, incise and scrape.