I have a ravenous craving to make things. I love to cook, knit, nail things together, sketch, and even create fun games for my little boys and I to play with. The joy experienced between the giver and receiver is powerful and one of the most satisfying parts of being a maker is this exchange.
I make pots to bless the world, my family, and me. I know that my creative abilities are God-given and because of this feel an exuberance and joy when making. This is my way of thanking and praising God–to make the best work I can.
I make straightforward pots: cups and bowls with a smattering of other functional pieces thrown in. I keep decoration, fussiness, and time invested to a minimum and I focus on simple and quiet forms that I think evoke a sense of honesty. These are glazed and fired to cone 10-11 in a reduced atmosphere or in an oxidised atmosphere at cone 02 in an electric kiln.
I make pots that I find to be gratifying with the hope that others will also share in my joy and be enriched. My clay heroes are Steve Rolf, Kirk Freeman, Guillermo Cuellar, Warren Mackenzie, and Dick Cooter.
One of the wisest men ever to live said,
“There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This too is from the hand of God, for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment?” -King Solomon