Size: 15″h x 7″w x 7″d
Light and Shadow: The smoky effect of the Shino glaze gives it a shadowed atmosphere and the values in the trees show which direction a light source may be coming from. Aspen trees play with the idea of light and shadow and the colors of their trunks are black and white.
Statement: Originally a two-dimensional artist practicing painting and drawing, I found clay while I was attending college and soon changed my emphasis. I was taught how to throw with stoneware and after two years, I learned how to throw True Porcelain with a technique developed in Arita Japan. I am inspired by objects that we use everyday and find beauty in handmade, functional art. The surfaces of my work are decorated with images inspired by nature in the area that I grew up: a small town in Arizona called Pinetop. I love being able to use the clay as a surface for my paintings on pieces that I have made as well as collaborations with other artists.