As a sculptural and functional potter, my surroundings in rural South Carolina and Montana have inspired marks, carvings and layered glazes on each one of a kind, single fired piece. I have been fueling my love of clay for the past twenty-five years and feel at odds when unable to feel the moist clay beneath my fingertips.
Reflections on newly plowed fields, ripples and movements in streams and abundant wildlife have influenced my work. The sculptural pieces are observations of my own herd of horses and the western wildlife that is part of my studio landscape . The colors on my pieces attempt to mirror the earth toned attire of the hard working ranchers and the fumaroles of Yellowstone National Park.