About My Process
I use clay to satisfy my need for creative movement. I roll out slabs into a fabric-like medium.Clay meets gravity. Releasing outcomes, I am free to discover clay's delicate strength.
For many years my preferred mode of art making was painting, sketching and photography, now I use clay to create hand built sculptures, tiles, and wall features which are purposefully abstract in nature. I find the physicality of using the clay much more satisfying in expressing what I feel. My designs incorporate elements of nature throughout, inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley where I currently reside. I focus on using light, color and texture to create a story. I prefer to work in a way that expresses my inner most feelings, as opposed to making something that is, on the surface, recognizable. To achieve this, my sculptures sometimes contain found objects, semi-precious stones, metal, fiber, paper and wood. I have been inspired by artists such as Judy Chicago, Georgia O'Keefe, and Jeff Goldsworthy, just to name my top three.