When creating ceramics, I use a variety of clays, glazes, and construction methods. I have a passion for hand construction. Nearly every wheel-thrown piece may be altered or painted with underglazes to create texture, pattern, and images. Many of my pieces are functional art — a piece of pottery to use in your everyday life that also shows the story of its creation.
Themes running throughout my creations have a bit of whimsy that leans towards a touch of light fantasy. Often there is a Tree of Life motif, or a small medieval village perched along the rim of a pot, or floral images across serving pieces. Hand building, using coil and slab construction methods, allows me to create wonderfully textured surfaces for glazes to flow and break over becoming beautifully colored surfaces.