I describe my work as Farmhouse: Ancient + Modern
I am drawn to the simple, functional forms and shapes of early, utilitarian ware and I love the feel, texture and colors of natural materials such as stone and wood.
Working in clay, one of the earliest manipulated natural materials by man, I try to get close to those natural forms and textures. Studying Pueblo pottery; collecting and processing local clays, using ancient techniques and methods, not only allows me to be self sufficient but guides me to creating the simple pieces.
Clay lends itself to creating soft curves and fluid lines, that are forever changed into stone and made permanent, upon firing. So I aspiring to make natural, simple and functional pieces of contemporary art, that is at home in any kitchen or the centerpiece on a dining table. I deliberately keep the decoration simple allowing the food within the piece takes center stage. At the same time the soft curves and simple fluid lines can be appreciated as a beautiful piece in iteself,