It is said that imitation is the highest form of flattery.
My work is an imitation of the greatest artist of all…Nature.
The ancient polytheist belief of animism, that all things have a spirit including objects, is constantly on my mind as a maker. A successful piece is one that elicits in the user the same qualia experienced in nature during the objects creation. Hand selecting and processing raw materials from the wild to produce my works results in surfaces that echo the intrinsic beauty of our planet. Care is taken not to overly process the work, and in doing so I maintain the primal qualities of the materials used.
Variations of firing methods, forms and surfaces evolve from the unique properties of the materials I source. Creating amongst the objects an aesthetic which pays homage to the geological regions from which they came.