I am interested in maps. How they show journey, path, growth and change. I like the symbols they use to represent characteristic and attribute. I am interested in landscape because of how it contains layers, stories, lessons, and secrets. It is one huge living organism that lives and feels as the human body does. I am interested in the relationships visually and symbolically between maps, landscape and human anatomy. When I layer images together sometimes they tell a story, sometimes they ask a question, always they relate.
I use the slip cast bottles as a means of a canvas for expression. They are not meant to be utilitarian, but symbolic of the human figure, containment and enclosure. The bottles become still lives within themselves, vehicles for discovery, and creating relationships between imagery and experience.
The pots that I throw on the potter’s wheel represent my passion to enrich others’ lives with objects that are visually appealing, and satisfying to use. I believe that when handmade objects change hands, a unique history is formed bringing people together either at the dinner table or through stories. The end results are relationships that have been born out of the handmade – rich with content and meaning.