Artist Statement

The woods and river near my ancestoral home feed my creativity.

Nature is one of my primary sources of inspiration

It may turn up in subtle ways such as, the fluidity of a form that evokes a sense of a flowing river.

or may be a color sense that relates to particular trees.

Reguardless of the form, the relationship to water and botanical plant life is evident.

Although, water can be a trecherous force of nature it is the cool soothing and refreshing qualities that I incorporate into my ceramics.

Botanicals are rarely hostile.  They are like delicate warm  friends,  cheerful, and happy,.   They bring joy.

It is why I use them in my art to bring happiness and joy