Throughout my 35 years of working in clay, I have always incorporated humor into the pieces I make.  I enjoy cartoons, lots of color, giving human qualities and power to animals, and just plain fun things.  I’ve studied a lot of drawing and painting over the years, and want to breathe life into the animals I create, surprise the viewer, and stretch the limits of the medium.

 My work is wheel-thrown or hand-built from rolled slabs using white earthenware clay.  I add clay details, then bisque fire the pieces.  I start to draw and paint using underglazes and a fine brush, finishing up with the final black-line detail and pattern-work that I enjoy doing.  A final firing with a clear glaze intensifies the colors.

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