I moved into this studio in 1986. It is a beautiful, tranquil space and I feel very fortunate to have it. I was able to design much of it myself and it has proved to be a wonderful space to work in. I have a nice view of the pond and enjoy watching the ducks, birds, frogs, and other wildlife that frequent there. The kiln was also built in 1986 and it is basically a Minnesota Flat-top car kiln with an arch. It has been fired countless times and is now yielding its very best pots, which means it is sorely in need of repair.
Monday, June 9, 2008
All of my work is wheel-thrown using a stoneware clay body. I use mostly ash glazes which I layer on over various slips. The designs on the plates, platters and bowls are created by carving through an applied base glaze or slip and spraying contrasting glazes on top.