“Bird Platter,” 2018. Glazed earthenware, 21 1/2 diameter” x 17" x 2" tall”
All of my ceramics are constructed entirely by hand. Each one is made with low fire terra cotta clay which reminds me of the earthiness of my rural country background. Like growing plants, each piece has a life of its own which I nurture to its final state. I try to achieve liveliness, not technical perfection. West Marin, where I live, is famous for its organically grown food. I hope my “organic” pottery adds to the integrity of my community. My studio is on family property owned for seventy years. From my windows I can see the pastures and woods I roamed as a child. I hope the collectors of my art can sense some of this richness.