I have been working with clay since 1997. I enjoy hand building pottery in particular. It’s exciting to me to see how my 2D work transfers into 3D work.
Much like my visual journals, my ceramic work is deeply narrative and very personal. Most of the pieces pictured are high fired to cone 10 in a gas fired kiln. I use underglazes thickly painted for the colors and a variety of high fire underglaze pens. I also enjoy surface painting commercial ware and often work with low fire clay.
My clay boxes begin as a solid block of clay and are hollowed out, then carved and painted. I finish the pieces with ephemera, and embellishments of copper wire and jewelry pieces. I love mixing media.
I also do alot of printmaking on clay surfaces. I will often use a linoleum block I’ve printed on paper, then turn around and print it directly onto clay.
I enjoy capturing whimsy and pulling it into my work.