I watch the rhythms and patterns of the natural world and from the four seasons to the almost timeless change of mountain and stone I see shapes and fragments that echo the process of life, death, and rebirth.

With clay I seek to express feelings I don't often understand—perhaps longings for strength and beauty, the desire to explain painful steps I am trying to master or interpretations of numinous dreams that seem like a gift.

My wood fired porcelain and stoneware vessels are hand built from slabs and coils. Bas-relief images on the surface are made from ceramic press molds. These molds are made by pressing clay directly onto any surface I find interesting. After the mold is bisque fired a sheet of clay is pressed to the surface and the result is a copy of the original image. The slabs of clay are often cut and reassembled.