I enjoy making tableware to be both functional and decorative. Although each piece can be enjoyed as a work of art, all plates, platters and bowls are thick, high fired stoneware finished in a food safe glaze – they are made to be used as much as they are made to be enjoyed.
Every one of my pieces is hand built. Plates, platters and bowls are either shaped by hand or pressed into molds. Surface designs are carved or sculpted. I work free-hand. Carved pieces are painted with either a slip or underglaze into which I inscribe my designs. Sculpted surfaces are shaped with any combination of tools and fingers that lend themselves to the task as I go.
Although I have some favorite designs that continue to be revisited, I don’t work from any sort of a template – every piece is created according to the inspiration of the moment, and is unique.