“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” - Pablo Picasso
For me, working with clay is about enjoyment and exploration. Please don’t misunderstand, I take my work seriously; but then, most children take their art seriously. I enjoy the process, discovery, and result of my work, and it is only in the context of the quote that I consider myself an artist. I prefer to think of myself as a hobby potter.
Description of Work:
My primary interest in ceramics is the use of form and surface as a ground for texture, color, and imagery; however, many pieces will be some type of containing vessel, so to that degree, they are functional. Some pieces will be nonfunctional and therefore strictly visual. I often enjoy doing pieces that have a whimsical nature or that convey an imagined or interpreted narrative.
Education & Training:
BFA, ceramics - Misssouri State University (Springfield)
ceramic classes - University of Arkansas (Little Rock)