The beauty of the oyster shells, the crusty exterior and smooth interior, inspires the Oyster series. The uneven edges are shaped entirely by hand resulting in each piece being distinctive and one of a kind. The organic treatment of the rim is further explored through embellishing with rough texture and undulations across the surface juxtaposing the smooth interiors. The clay bodies used range from porcelain, dark brown, and natural with glaze application choices from classic soft white, aqua and dark amber to watercolor finishes of reds, blues and greens. This collection is my signature collection and continues to grow with different shapes, sizes and glazes.
The Bark series developed through experimentation, treating and pushing the clays molecular structure. In essence the texture created is bark like. Crevasses and channels are formed in a similar manner that creates the salt flats surface. The glaze is then applied and then wiped away leaving a coat inside the channels. Different bark like surfaces is created depending on treatment. Clay bodies used are porcelain, dark brown and natural. Exterior crevasse glaze: black, soft white and jade.
Like broken plate bits found while digging on a archeological site, the Relic series is defined by uneven edges, like torn paper piled in different direction. Each is individually embossed with different original stamps. Beautiful textures reveal themselves through glaze applications lending to a feel of relics from long ago. Clay body’s used are red and natural with glaze colors cream, olive, and gunmetal mahogany.
Solid like rock! Bits and pieces of clay are compressed to create an exterior rock like surface. Edges are uneven and thick. Rock bowls are solid; a great weighty feel in the hand. Different sizes and thickness can be created depending on use. They are just great little additions to any table as salt sills, or ring holders. Clay body used is porcelain and natural. Glaze application is a whole range.