Ceramics

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Handbuilt

Wheel Thrown

Slip Cast Cow Skulls

My journey into the world of three-dimensional art began early in my life during my Waldorf education. There, I was introduced to the tactile world of sculpting with materials like beeswax, wood, and clay. Later, as I pursued my undergraduate degree in painting and drawing, I expanded my interests by exploring sculpture in various mediums such as wax, clay, plaster, mold making, assemblage, and bronze. It wasn’t until 2005 that I experienced my first ceramics class in hand building. Then, in 2021, I learned how to throw on the pottery wheel.

Handbuilt

Darted Vase, slab built smooth red clay, stamped and with glaze layering, 2024.

Slab Strip Nesting Bowls 1, slab built speckled buff clay with satin oribe glaze on inside and outer rim.

Candlesticks, slab built, various clay bodies with various glaze combinations, 2024.

Slab-strip Bowl, slab built porcelain with glazes, 2024.

Serving Plates, slab built miller porcelain with black underglaze on rim and clear gloss glaze all over, 2024.

Cottonwood Leaf Plate, slab built white stoneware, pressed with found nature objects and sculpted adornment, glazed with ox blood and reduction fired, New Mexico, 2024.

Meditation Labyrinth, sculpted white stoneware slab with periwinkle and teal glazes, reduction fired, New Mexico, 2024. Modeled after the life size walking labyrinth at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico.

Hydrangea Mug, slab built B-mix clay, pressed with hand made stamp motif, hand painted glaze, oxidation fired.

Earth Blossom Teapot Set for Two, slab built teapot and cups with charcoal clay and glaze. Pot is  5.5″ high with a 4.25″ diameter (apx). Cups are 2.5″ high with a 2.25″ diameter, 2023

Wheel Thrown

Sunrise Mug, wheel thrown miller porcelain with hand-pulled handle and hand painted glaze, 2024.

Fig Bowl, wheel thrown porcelain with hand painted fig motif on outside, 2023.

Sunset vase, wheel thrown miller porcelain with hand painted glaze, 2023.

Bird Cup, wheel thrown B-mix clay with hand carved bird motif, underglaze. inlay and clear gloss all over, 2023.

Mug of simplicity, wheel thrown electric brown clay with granny white glaze, 2023.

Slip Cast Cow Skulls

A Meditation on the Cycle of Life

My process begins by sculpting a cow’s skull in clay, by hand. Once the sculpture is complete, I then proceed to create a plaster mold of the skull, enabling me to produce multiple copies of the form through the slip-casting technique, allowing for consistency in shape and size. Each skull measures approximately 6.5 x 7.25 inches. Lastly, they are adorned with inspired elements of nature through various hand painted or sculpted techniques.

Desert Blossom, cast white stoneware with layered glazes, 2024.

Ancient Layers, cast white stoneware with layered glazes, 2024.

Regeneration, pressed speckled buff clay with matte acai shino glaze, 2024.

Starlight, cast white stoneware with cosmos glaze, 2024.

Succulents, cast stoneware slip with sculpted adornment, underglaze and layered gloss glazes, 6×7″, 2024.

Turquoise Stone, cast white stoneware with layered glazes, 6×7″, 2024.

White Rose, cast white stoneware with sculpted flower and underglaze, 6×7″, 2024.

Blue Hydrangea, cast stoneware with underglaze and sgraffito, 6×7″, 2023

Blue Hydrangea (sculpted), cast stoneware with sculpted adornment, 6×7″, 2023

Wind and Sand, cast stoneware with carving and glaze, 2024
Beach, cast stoneware with underglaze and sgraffito, 2023
Black Hydrangea, cast stoneware with underglaze and sgraffito, 2023
Camelia, cast stoneware with sculpted adornment and underglaze, 2023
Stone, pressed clay with layered glazes, 2023
Rose, cast stoneware with underglaze and sgraffito, 2023
Currents, cast porcelain with layered glazes, 2023
Ebbing Tide, cast porcelain with layered glazes, 2023
Hibiscus, cast porcelain with underglaze and sgraffito, 2023
Wood, cast porcelain with layered glazes, 2023
Calla, cast stoneware with underglaze and sgraffito, 2023
River, cast porcelain with layered glazes, 2022
Peonies, cast porcelain with underglaze and sgraffito, 2023
Metal, cast porcelain with glaze and Raku firing, 2022
Poppy, cast porcelain with hand painted motif, 2022
Meadow Flower, cast porcelain with underglaze and sgraffito, 2022