2012 summer solstice firing IV ; top of the soda chamber

My pots are wheel-thrown assembled functional porcelain vessels whose layered surfaces are designed to invoke dream references and ancient archetypes.

The culmination of creative process is the wood firing, an intense event of  physical labor , teamwork, and communion with elemental forces.

I strive to achieve specific atmosphere conditions at each stage of firing,  to best enable flame, ash and soda deposits to enhance each form through dramatic color changes and varied fire marks from the vapors which roar through the kiln and between every piece.

I seek to connect invisible qualities of heart and consciousness with sensuous delight to be discovered in the pleasures of functional use.



Urn of True Love’s Fulfillment