clay work based on observations of the color and texture in our tiny universes…

Handmade clay wares created to enhance the quality of everyday experiences of life. As this world moves more towards a mold-made sameness in ceramic ware, I strive to make unique pieces that reflect thoughtfulness and time.

All of the dinner wares are made by my hand repeatedly pinching the clay between my thumb and fingers, slowly thinning out the clay until I achieve the desired thickness and shape.  After a first firing the wares are hand painted using underglazes and glazes to create patterns and images that are inspired by my growing interests.  Tumblers and plates influenced by Tibetan mandalas and Mexican tapestries.  Mugs and cups illustrated with imagined wall paper patterns, birds and flowers of the midwest and line drawings of crystal, moths and other magical images.

The planters are created by a variety of techniques and clay bodies depending on the desired look and function. The round succulent planters are made very similarly to the dinner ware, made with a high fire porcelain and hand formed.  The table top planters are adorned with 24K gold decorations and the hanging planters are hand textured to give the appearance of a celestial body. Geometric planters are made with terra cotta clay and formed by slabs cut and built together to make 3 dimensional forms.  These planters are then treated with glaze, slip or terra sigilatta to utilize the bright palette afforded by a low fire clay body.

Each piece was dreamed up and built by myself and all functional wares are dishwasher safe and microwaveable.

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