Monday, September 29, 2008

I am still here!

I am currently trying to get ready for the Charlotte Clay Guild "Barn Sale". It happens twice a year and is a great local sale.

I have had many distractions in the past few months so I am not going to have as much work as I normally do and I am a little disappointed with myself. But it is what it is and I am trying not to beat myself up over it too much.

Another “creative distraction” is that right now I am working in chaos- my studio (half of our garage) is a total wreck! I just don't want to take the time to clean it up! After this sale I would love to paint the walls, hang some images, rearrange and really make it "my space". I think it is important to create in a space that is inspiring and efficient. So that is going to be my goal for the end of the year...

Anywhoo, here are shots of the disaster zone... my little kiln and work i
n progress.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

I am pretty eclectic when it comes to creating. I usually go out to the studio without a concrete plan and begin creating. Sometimes I don’t have that luxury (like when I am working on something custom which I find very stressful but that is a whole different post) so for the most part I work very intuitively- the actual pieces are my sketches.
That is not to say I don’t have copious sketchbooks full of thoughts & ideas- but those are mainly to help my overloaded brain remember an idea (as I age, I realize my brain is kind of like a sieve and I need a little prompt now and then to recall something I want to try).

Friday, July 25, 2008

About my work...

I create porcelain objects often incorporating highly embellished surfaces.
My pieces are hand built using slab construction techniques. I use a variety of texture making tools, ceramics pigments and translucent glazes. I fire in an oxidation atmosphere to cone 6.
I am inspired by nature, fabric/textiles, graphic design and architecture. Each piece is a representation of my interest in exploring the elements of line, color, pattern and detail. I often work on an intimate scale meant to entice the viewer both physically and visually. Most of my pieces are one-of-a-kind.
My genuine enjoyment of the medium is evident by the playful nature of my work but I also strive to convey refinement and meticulous craftsmanship in each piece.