4 S q u a r e, 200g. Porcelain and wood, slip-cast from plaster molds and models.
I strive to share with my audience the essence of who I am: artist, of course; educator, yes; but also the human being behind the art. As I design, I am looking back into my past.
Dick Lehman Unloading Kiln, 2010. Photograph by Howard Zehr
In my young career I have been very fortunate in several ways. Foremost, I have been privileged to work with some of the most interesting people in the ceramics community. This has led to several opportunities to travel, make work, and experience the world to the fullest.
Artwork by Sharif Bey. The Birds, 2007. Earthenware, mixed-media, 26 x 26 x 6 in.
...through my work in the pottery studio I found purpose and calmness that was not available to me anywhere else. My hours in the studio gave me a much-needed opportunity to produce, reflect, and position myself for the next chapter of my life.