Living in the north country most of my life has kept me appreciative of nature in all its forms. I have always loved texture and therefore incorporate natural textures into my work. Leaf impressions, shells, twigs, or any found objects might be impressed into clay before it becomes a bowl or sculpture.
I taught art in the Watertown City School district for over 30 years. Looking back I can see my work evolving, reflecting the students I taught and the experiences we shared. Although I am content to be “retired” I cannot say I am at all bored. I maintain a studio in the Paddock Arcade in Watertown, participate in local shows and art festivals as well as sell my work in shops and galleries.
As well as textures in clay I also frequently use the Raku method of firing. This is a very old method from China that produces interesting and stunning effect on the glaze surface, thereby satisfying my desire for a textural surface.