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A desire to create something with my hands and the complete immersion into an art form that diffuses the concerns of the daily business world are what first attracted me to ceramics. This attraction has grown into a passion for the process of making individual pieces that are mostly functional and, at times, purely decorative in nature. My work is diverse reflecting the aesthetic influences of the many talented potter/artists I have studied under through the past 40 years of growth. Each piece is formed, altered, decorated, glazed and fired at my Bergen Park, Colorado studio.
My media is clay, a material of the earth, which I manipulate with my hands and a bit of soul. The fashioning of individual, functional and decorative clay vessels and forms requires dedication, commitment and discipline along with a joy and love for the entire creative process. If my work provides a sense of well-being to you and communicates this life-giving force, then I have accomplished my goal.
“In the beginning the potter hovers over a formless mass, waters it and sets it spinning. When the whirling clay is centered in the potter’s hands there is a stillness, which bespeaks the quiet rest that preceded and follows the work of creation. Body, soul and spirit, earth, water, wind and fire are brought into harmony. What was once a formless mass is given shape by unifying encircling energy of the creator in which the potter shares. Both potter and pot are creatures and so we look for perfection in neither. Only let each be a movement.”