Friday, December 2, 2011
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibit Start Date: 2011-11-25
Exhibit End Date: 2012-01-06
As a small child some of my favorite activities were coloring, drawing and doing crafts. For me the best days of the week in grade school were the days I had art class. The desire to make and create art has always been present in my life; however, my love of clay came later in my life.
I took my first clay workshop and community college ceramics classes in 2001. I have continued to take classes and workshops however do not have an art degree in ceramics. It often surprises people when I tell them that I am a math teacher. Although, I think you can see the math teacher in my pots, whether it is my stoneware piece that are thrown and altered into triangular or square forms with their hard lines or my porcelain pieces with their geometric inlay designs.
You see the geometric designs in this current line of porcelain work using a hand-cut inlay technique known as mishima. Color is then added to the design using underglazes. The exterior, or a portion of the exterior, has been left unglazed but buffed smooth. I like the play created between the matte soft exterior and the shiny interior.
I feel lucky to have discovered my love of clay and to have the opportunity to create art in the pursuit of this love.