My pottery and most of my sculpture is decorated using the sgraffito technique. When the form is finished and the clay is still slightly soft, I brush colored clay slip over the surface. I then meticulously carve away the background, revealing the clay underneath. This allows me to create colorful, clean-lined designs with rich surface texture.
While I use a variety of firing methods, most of my work is salt-fired in a gas kiln. This type of atmospheric firing is very exiting because it produces a wide variety of color and texture throughout the kiln and sometimes even on the same piece.
I find inspiration in the beauty of the natural world, and I strive to capture the spirit of animals and plants in my sculptures and on the surfaces of my pottery. Through my work I hope to share my love and respect for all living things.