ARTIST STATEMENT 1 /
They are informed by and in a continuum with all human art making.
They are infused with the energy, commitment and passion that I bring to their making.
They are intuitive and considered; improvised and formal; spontaneous and reasoned.
Their scale, form, complexity, surface and texture have a powerful and immediate presence and visual impact that rewards extended careful consideration.
They are particularly tactile, wanting to be touched and caressed as a means of interaction beyond the visual.
They are made of clay in a complex process of solitary creation, and then transformed by fire and given a unique complex surface in a joyous four day continuous collaborative firing in a wood burning kiln.
They are a celebration of the best aspects of humanity; creativity, intellect and the search for beauty and meaning.
ARTIST STATEMENT 2 /
The inescapable physical reality of the world
The encounter of the viewer with the objects and the space in which they are located
The mind that created the forms and the hands that gave them life
The primal nature of the material and the transformational process of its realization
The complexity and randomness of the surfaces