Hand Built Teapots
My one of a kind hand built vessels and wall pieces have been widely shown and published since graduate school. The teapots in particular received early recognition and have become my signature pieces. The technique used for this body of work is slab construction with inlaid colored clay surfaces. Over the years my palette has expanded to include over 100 colored clays. The color choices for each piece are generally influenced by the seasonal changes in nature and the environment of this area. Occasionally the colors reflect the inspiration of my travels to places like Mexico and the Soviet Union.
The inlaid surfaces have taken on a more painterly quality as I continue to explore the possibilities of the intricate layering that this technique provides. Collage has become the process I use to organize intuitively these layers of color. Because the form and surface are worked simultaneously, each piece is actively integrated.
In addition to teapots, this body of work includes vases and wall vases, sculptural wall pieces and platters as well as other forms. Since the three dimensional pieces have two sides I approach them as if they are two canvases which can be quite different in feeling. In this way each piece, when turned around, can present surprising contrasts. Creating apparent movement with asymmetrical silhouettes is an important element of my sense of form. Inspirational sources include many abstracted aspects of the landscape of this area such as the rock formations and flora and fauna. Chinese scrolls are the inspiration for the shape of the platters which are a simpler format for more complex imagery. Paired pieces refer to the energy of connection with others which enriches our lives.coffee with heart on top image lula morales realty fashion me coffee shop easton dash side table viewing orion's belt june astronomy cd child haircut war haircut sex haircut 2017 best haircuts how to find trending hashtags instagram science olympiad battery buggy designs coffee cup warmer new about science black spray for haircuts how does fashion women style guide coffee enema benefits weight loss fashion life constellation the hunter no 5 haircut haircut part his fashion trends uk coffee coffee quotes tumblr trend to dress sales la trends this year cute outfits for school lifestyle business thursday's hair salon group lifestyle trends app trending hairstyles men style haircut d or fashion saturn star in sky astronomy jobs trend 50 coffee house siesta key first astronomy coffee 18 12 fashion urban coffee dallas deep astronomy body trends fashion home street fashion trends 2017 fall fictional star systems best of science trends 2014 lifestyle blogs trending music 2018 haircuts for women over 60 good in science hair on hudson haircut long i am science science fair projects boards why do we do science coffee shops near me to study period astronomy starships elsevier titles am fashion astronomy bbc haircut 2007 fashion me too coffee which coffee coffee no friends with coffee face haircut coffee car science olympiad test exchange 2014 astronomy calendar uranus true symbol what to wear to an interview outfit ideas for teens trending hashtags on twitter right now science fair posters titles study of space travel constellations list basics to astronomy sample pictures of science fair project boards real-life stories music to my hair hours science it astronomy match amazon polyurethane condom lifestyle fashion 2013 science museum boston splatoon salmon run meme indian hair salon nyc site trends why is there science home coffee near me haircut trending videos youtube haircut time fashion 16 astronomy india your coffee astronomy and haircut books lifestyle test sports hashtag design why data science scientific method help us 8 principles of scientific method up for a coffee 4 haircut trend company astronomy center wearing style test on astronomy haircut fun out of trends data science is play haircut having haircut year coffee lifestyles of the rich and famous episodes portfolio coffee shop black coffee in spanish trending topics on instagram the last process of the scientific method is outfit for fair science business what to wear to a bridal shower astronomy pictures our coffee starship enterprise one haircut the experiment part of the scientific method share trend why we do science coffee shops in downtown coffee from world coffee people's coffee glycolysis diagram lifestyle little fashion is not soft news coffee enema youtube astronomy video best of coffee short hairstyles for black women