My work emanates from a background in drawing and painting but mostly as an observer of the world. I rely on visual information such as how people and animals move, their body gestures and expressions to create my sculptures. Every animal has it’s own personality and my goal is to highlight these traits.
My selection of animals is always expanding including both domestic and exotic. All of my animals are individually hand-built in stoneware. The finish firing varies from raku, smoke, or saggar over colored slips and stains.
By manipulating the firings I influence the desired results, but the lick of the flame and smoke leave their own signature. Just as animals have their own personalities, the firing process adds unique and exciting traits to the sculptures.