Artistic Statement

 

Clay is my medium of choice for sculpting, drawing, and painting. l see pots as sculpture. Complex forms call for simple surfaces while simple forms can serve as a canvasses for complex decoration. Clay is a unique medium which accommodates a wide range of forms and surface combinations. I like to explore these combinations with organic shapes that look like they grew their appendages and with figurative forms. 

Mayan pots at the Metropolitan and dishes at the Dollar Store interest me. Etruscan, Minoan, Maiolica pottery and Carmen Miranda cookie jars inspire me. I see how the use affects the design of the form and how the decoration affects the way the form is seen. I enjoy being part of the tradition of using common clay to create useful and interesting objects.