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My pottery is hand-built using traditional pinch and coil technique. The vessels are then fired with various non-glaze finishes. These pieces are non-functional sculptures inspired by nature and based on classic vessel forms. I usually work in a series of three to five pieces at a time. Although each piece is unique, they relate to each other in ways that bespeak of community and interaction.
Canopic Crows. This series of stylized earthenware jars is reminiscent of Egyptian tomb jars with a modern twist. The jars are not intended to hold the entrails of the dearly departed, but they do hold a special place in my heart as I live among the corvids (ravens, crows, jays, etc.) who never cease to amaze me.
Tidal Maidens. Imagine. Ladies, thousands of them, dancing in the tidal currents. The kelp that grows and dances on the rocks in front of my house inspired these hand-built, earthenware vessels that are based on the bottle form. They are designed to be decorative, non-functional sculptural pieces that enjoy being part of a group. Move them around. See what they have to say.
Desert Maidens. Sunlight, heat, parched. The desert landscape can be a formidible place, but it is also full of beauty and wonder. Prickly pear are one of those wonders of the desert. They grow everywhere, poke you if you are careless, but provide food, drink, and shelter to many desert creatures. I love them. My Desert Maiden series is hand-built with red earthenware clay. It is colored and buffed with terra sigilatta, fired, and then further colored with acrylic washes and a final protective varnish. These three-part bottles are not intended to hold liquids or food items. They are intended to bring beauty, and joy to your life.