Story

There’s always a story to tell.  Even when function triumphs over form, the pieces speak about their use.  The curve of a mug handle gives clues to the size of the hand it most comfortably fits.  The size of the soup bowl says much about the appetite of it’s owner.  Pots tell tales of the people who use them.

There’s always a story to tell.  My story is relayed through drawings – they tell my story.  Clay provides, at first, the most immediate way to tell my story visually as it responds to manipulation.  As the narrative continues and the images develop, the surface becomes my focus; most often in layers of slips and glaze, pushed and pulled onto the drawn, stamped or textured clay.  The story begins to take shape, the drawing more a part of the clay surface, the clay more a part of the narrative.  I include found objects with various other mediums to aid in the story telling process, furthering the overlap of color, texture and image.

~ detail: dog test tile

~ detail: dog test tile

~for more stories, check out the left side bar under Story.