Art making has interested me most of my life. From early on I have enjoyed making things of beauty and utility. I discovered clay and it’s wonderful possibilities for expression while teaching art. I loved the variety of things I could do with clay, and the feel of a form developing in my hand.
Porcelain clay is a very fluid, smooth, and responsive medium in which to work. I enjoy working with the white surface which gives depth to the color of each glaze.
My recent work explores the aesthetic and function of a piece. The shapes are developed to enhance the use of each piece. I like decorating each object with rich glazes, using pattern to emphasize the form and delight the eye.Most of my work is utilitarian so there is the challenge of making each piece aesthetically pleasing as well as appropriate to its use.
Working in Raku has also interested me most of my career. The spontaneity and surprise are exciting to work with. I have used the flame and carbon to enhance my work. Both sculptural and functional work respond well to this technique.
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Valley State Univercity, numerous workshops
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Khnemu Studio LLC on Fernwood Farm
...a connection to the artist and the land
6322 113th Ave