“I work in high fire stoneware. I do a lot of animal pieces. I have been working with sea turtles and whale imagery on pods. I also do a sculptural penguin and a sculptural bear, and a sculptural cat. The thing that’s most specific about my work is the carving that I do on the surface design. This is a self-glazing slip that I coat on the piece when it’s leather hard. I then take a metal loop tool and carve through. The area that’s left burns black when it’s fired. That becomes the positive space, and the area that I carve out becomes the negative space.
My favorite piece right now is about a 2-foot-high vase with the gosu black slip painted on it and carved through. It’s reminiscent of some Southwest Indian designs. Reminiscent, but not a copy of.”