Making functional art is a passion for me as I believe beauty should be appreciated at all times. I work out of my private studio at my home near Gundy, BC. I enjoy creating my own style of tableware, and strive for unique, useful objects. These are small batch creations; each one is unique.
My ceramic techniques include wheel thrown, hand built and combinations of both. Dipped and spray glazed pieces are fired in an electric kiln at medium fire temperatures.
My current direction is soft ceramic vessels that can be handled and appreciated on a daily basis; at the table, at work or around the living room with friends. I have spent much of my life in nature; I am an avid gardener and have spent many days out of doors in the mountains, fields and back trails, in awe of nature’s fractals. I have learned that beauty should be a continuous experience, from a morning sunrise, or stormy skies to a graceful, animated table. Much of my inspiration comes from nature: colours of the sky; geometry, animal, plant and water shapes; natural intuition. I am developing surfaces and glazes to simulate the visual eye candy seen in prairie skies, extensions of the beauty that surrounds me in my outdoor environment.
I hope you enjoy my work and come to appreciate the beauty of everyday things.