My sculptures are based in reality and formed by my imagination. They are about moments in time, about feelings and things that are hard to express in words.
To this end, I focus on the features of the face, head and upper torso. You can read the face in a second. It is a window to our feelings and intentions - an excellent vehicle of storytelling.
My tools are experience, observation, experimentation, and persistence.
My process starts with raw clay in rough form. I experiment with planes, volumes, line, and pattern. The character emerges, the story begins - in a smile, a gesture, a turn of the head.
The finished sculptures illustrate my interest in storytelling, the importance of the form/surface relationship in supporting or creating narrative, and the multi-layered ceramic surface treatment I have developed for that purpose.