Songbirds Vase, 2008. Pinched porcelain, 11 x 9 x 9 in.
There is great skill to accepting one's imperfections. Greater still is the ability to capitalize on them enough so they become an asset, or at least an honest definition of what one has to offer. Making pots has been a way for me to accept my humanity and understand my physical body.
The Stranger, 2008. Porcelain and burlap. 16 x 10 x 15 in.
The figure resonates across time and space to connect with everybody. In religious iconography, folk art, and even modern-day film and photography, images of the body allow us to project ourselves into other worlds and find our common humanity.
Frog Butter Dish, 2008. Terracotta, maiolica, luster, glass enamels.
The farmers' market has taught me essential community values. I am fortunate to understand that community includes other artists, family, friends, food producers, farmers, and non-makers, all of whom appreciate my work and are sincerely interested in finding their own way into it.