Title: Transcending Beings
Size: 17.5″h x 20″w x 10″d
Description: Various stoneware clay bodies, multiple firings using electric, gas, and Japanese wood kilns, oxide washes, under-glazes, and glazes were utilized to achieve specific effects in this image grouping.
Statement: The expression of humanity captivates me. When I work in clay, often a face emerges guiding my process. Feelings such as alienation, suffering, strength in adversity, joy, compassion, and peace may emerge. I experiment with form, texture, and various surface treatments to accentuate the emotions. My intention is to evoke human connection and empathy.