My wheelthrown earthenware bowls are burnished and sprayed with fine particles of decanted clay called terra sigillata. This process gives me a surface that is smooth, white and porous.

With these properties I am provided with a beautiful surfaceprepared to receive the application of traditional ceramic materials, namely slips and glazes. On some pieces I will also use acrylics, decals, paper, gold leaf and varnish.

Much of my work is sagger fired in wood facilitating the creation of the subtle color variations.

The graceful, elegant bowl forms that I create become my three-dimensional canvas. The motifs, lines, and color relationships are based on the random patterns found in my environment, thus giving you an intimate reflection of how I perceive it. I am inspired by the patterns I sense on the surface of the earth; the rocks, water, sky and trees.


PUBLICATIONS - BOOKS
The White House Collection of American Crafts
by Michael W. Monroe, et al (Hardcover - April 1995)

 

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