Metaphoric Monsters is a series of ceramic sculpture works that evoke the imaginary creatures that lurk in the deep and dark unknown of the sea and of our subconscious selves. Indirectly inspired by images from the sea and the microscope, these organic forms are structured with components of high-fired stoneware and porcelain in very dark and light tones with glazes and stains added to define the texture and shape. Many are composed after firing by added smaller attachments to larger pieces using epoxy and wire.
Tubular Vessels include some examples of one-of-a-kind handbuilt vessels with softened forms and textures enhanced by oxide stains. Glazes include whites, celadons, wood ash, and saturated iron red/brown fired to cone 10 in a reduction gas kiln. Interiors are glazed so they are suitable for use as vases or other containers.
Carnets de Voyage features selections from my travel sketchbooks, done quickly on-site during my recent travels. Everyday I was walking, seeing, stopping, sitting, noticing, waiting, listening, smelling, drawing, coloring, and sharing. Digital prints available.
Small Works offers a selection of vessels and useful items for holiday gifts or to add more art to your own home. More examples of these available at the studio. Please contact the artist by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to visit Studio 120 & Gallery at the Tannery Arts Center.