Creative Projects

Carnets de Voyage: These collections feature selections from my travel sketchbooks, mostly brief ink and watercolor drawings/paintings done on-site as I wander and explore my surroundings. After a disruption of several years, it was such a pleasure to once again explore Paris this spring and dust off my French. Everyday I am walking, seeing, stopping, sitting, noticing, waiting, listening, smelling, drawing, coloring, and sharing. Digital prints on high-quality Epson paper are available.

Metaphoric Monsters: This series of ceramic wall sculptures evoke the imaginary creatures that lurk in the deep and dark unknown of the sea and of our subconscious selves. Indirectly inspired by images from the sea and the microscope, these organic forms are structured with components of high-fired stoneware and porcelain in very dark and light tones with glazes and stains added to define the texture and shape. Many are composed after firing by added smaller attachments to larger pieces using epoxy and wire. Somehow these scary creatures came to haunt me as the pandemic progressed.

Tubular Vessels: Large one-of-a-kind handbuilt porcelain vessels with softened forms and textures enhanced by oxide stains. Glazes include whites, celadons, wood ash, and saturated iron red/brown fired to cone 10 in a reduction gas kiln. Interiors are glazed so they are suitable for use as vases or other containers.