West Stockbridge, MA
My work is hand built from white earthenware using coil, pinch, and slab construction. A fine clay slip-terra sigillata- is applied and repeatedly polished before firing. The work goes from white to grey and black in the smoke firing process. Its reflective satin sheen contrasts with the light absorbing, matte surface of the bare clay. I am interested in relationship and the spaces in between. It is the play of shine and matte, texture and smooth, interior and exterior, that engage me.