There’s an old Chinese root carving that sits in an antique cabinet at home. It’s weathered, rather beat up, and of such exquisite detail that I spend hours looking at it through a magnifying glass.
In my art, I strive for the knowledge, skill, and patience to be worthy of the unknown artist who created that piece. I love the details. The last little flourish, tiny element, or bit of polishing that changes everything. Working in clay lets me tie a lifetime of experiments in art into a single body of work.
“You leave a bit of self in every work and with each life you touch”. I don’t know who said it first, but that statement has had a profound effect on my life. I create with my mind, heart, and soul. From the simplest mug to the most elaborate works, every piece is an opportunity to learn, to grow, and to share.