Although I grew up in a suburb of Cleveland Ohio as a child I spent every possible moment in the country exploring the woods and playing in creeks. The earthy tones and minimalism of my functional pots reflect the nature that surrounded me as a child. I gravitate towards a pot that is casual quiet and appears to have grown right out of the spot it sits. Pots that are loose organic and have a very natural quality to them pull me in. Their irregularities give these pots a personality not unlike our own physical presence. I am also moved by pots that fit into a minimalist category less is more for me. I juxtapose minimalism simple clean lines designs that are unadorned but have a strong presence with aspects that are loose organic and casual. My functional stoneware work is treadle wheel thrown and then modified with hand built components. Surface treatments are natural ash or soda or applied glazes or slips. The work is atmospheric fired in wood or soda kilns.
Port Clinton Art Festival: 243