I have enjoyed the diversity of clay, from low fire, smoke fire, and raku. Midrange functional ware and most recently high fire wood burning are the areas of my focus at the moment.
My work is mainly wheel thrown and hand built sections, elegantly combined to provide each piece with balance, form, and function. I work with cone 6 and 10 stoneware clay and cone 10 porcelain.
The glazing and firing of each piece is very important. Glaze fired in an electric kiln gives my functional ware their deep blues with hints of green and gold. I also fire both functional ware and decorative pieces in a wood burning kiln to cone 10-11, rediscovering celadons and shinos of the old masters. My relief and carved decoration lends itself well to both types of firing.
I started teaching more than 30 years ago at a local elementary school.