Artist Statement

My ceramic sculpture focuses on the expressive possibilities of the figure, exploring how the inner workings of thought, imagination, and longing manifest externally on the figurative form. I consider the beauty that comes from the passage of time, and I seek to celebrate the human connection to the natural world. With a lifelong reverence for anatomical structure, I frequently carve deeply into the clay to develop a textured skin of imagery that is fueled by a love of storytelling, anthropology and natural history. I look to elicit from the viewer of my work a slight startle, perhaps a smile, and then a feeling of recognition and of empathy. I offer my viewers inclusiveness, and the comfort of a shared experience.

In The Studio

  • 2019 Open Studios

    Thank you to everyone who made our 2019 Open Studios such a lovely experience! There were lots of visitors and great conversations.  While I wasn’t able to make as much work as I would have liked  – as usual – I was very pleased at both the positive response to my new work and to […]

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  • Liberty Leaps!

    Earlier this year, I made a porcelain wall sculpture, Liberty Leaps, to express what it could feel like to have a voice and an opinion that counts. Liberty was originally created for a Pajaro Valley Arts exhibition entitled, “Your Vote Is Your Voice.” Much of the history presented in the exhibition chronicled the struggles of our […]

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  • Residency at Yingge Ceramics Museum

    In the late spring of 2018, I had the wonderful experience of being invited to spend three months as an artist in residence at the Yingge Ceramics Museum in New Taipei City, Taiwan.  I took this opportunity for unrestricted work time, plus the access to large kilns, to create a larger than life size (7.5′ […]

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