CLAY | Functional pottery
Penland Affiliation | Penland Resident Artist 1995-1998, Penland Instructor 2004, 2007, 2019
Artist Information | Studio artist; education: Cleveland Institute of Art, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; residencies: Penland, Château de la Napoule (France), Cil Rialig International Artist Residency (Ireland) ; exhibitions: Spruce Pine Potters Market Invitational (NC), Mars Hill University Weizenblatt Gallery (NC)
Artist Statement | I once met a woman who looked like her cat. It was a subtle thing, but there was an unmistakable bond between pet and owner, some collaborative demeanor or design sense.
Potters and their pots are really no different. During the years of steadily making, marking, and firing pots, something distinctively myself has slipped into the process.
Its a sensibility as intangible and basic to me as the way in which I hold the salt shaker when I tilt it to pour, how I turn the pages of a book, or how I kick my potters wheel.
Technical Information | Thrown and salt fired