A Ceramic whimsical expression of serious thought
Characters; my reaction to current events, emotions or memories is the jumping off points for their creation. I use the caricature of gestures, expression, posture or dress to tell each one's story. I enjoy using humor and whimsical word play as a way of dancing around serious ideas. Sometimes they are tongue in cheek, punny or droll. My pieces feel like a strange little imaginary family. I think about them as I create them. I hope the viewer will do the same.
With stoneware clay, I handbuild my pieces with textures and design elements to include sgraffito, silkscreen, stencil and print-making techniques.
For 25 years I used the human form in my earlier work with glass now I interpret that in clay. Clay has been a great transition and I think it is here to stay.