Working with clay develops its own rhythm. Wedge, weigh, center, pull…and repeat. Often, I pause during this dance to alter, trim, add a handle or just contemplate a new form. Pots line up on the studio shelves full of hope and promise.
What draws me most to clay is the possibility that this lump of mud will one day have a strangers fingers wrapped around it. With any luck, they find a comfortable curve to settle on and this mug or bowl will become a familiar part of a person’s daily ritual.
My pottery is created in my studio in Danby, NY. Each piece is thrown on the wheel and finished with care and attention to form and function. They are then glazed and high-fired in a gas or wood kiln. The final product is food safe and suitable for use in the microwave and dishwasher.