Often my work is driven by the pleasure of the process: throwing, altering, and firing. Although I find my greatest purpose when I share the experience.
Growing up I was visually nourished by the beautiful sculptures in churches and museums. The inspiration continues to travel with my studies. I often start my creative process by throwing forms on the potters wheel. This beginning helps me visualize the possible outcomes. I then push and alter the form from the inside. The clay responds to my touch bringing life to the form.
Clay is my consuming passion and the human figure my muse. The human form translates and communicates the memories, emotions and images I own. While working with the figure, I seek character not perfection.
The video below is a fun demonstration of one process I utilize and teach.
Workshops Available in
- I'm fine. project imfineproject.com/ , creativeyork.org/ A community-engaged project dedicated to sculpting mental health awareness and support.
- Raku - Participants glaze and fire prepared form using ancient Japanese process with a western twist
- Make a Face- Let me show you how to sculpt a clay form provided into a character of your own
- Cut it out - I provide a pre-thrown form and instruct on how to cut out a lantern
- What a Mug - Using a unique process you will make a face mug from a provided clay cup form
- Throw it together-Using provided pre-thrown forms makerd lear how to combine to create
www.brainvessel.com - Mechanicsburg PA, Hershey PA, Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair
Village Artisan Gallery - Boiling Springs PA
Carlisle Arts Learning Center - Carlisle PA
Black Mountain Center for the Arts - Black Mountain NC
Morning Sky Pottery-Black Mountain NC
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman-Lancaster PA
Red Tomato Farm- Newville PA
Annex Hair Studio- theannex.biz - Newville PA