I have always appreciated pottery which is exquisitely detailed and decorated and which makes you think about what is being conveyed through the piece.
There are three important elements in my ceramic artwork, a design needs to be aesthetically pleasing when viewed from a distance, perfect in its execution when inspected closely and have a meaning which stimulates our thinking.
Art in pottery, like art in other mediums, is a subjective entity because when we appreciate a piece of artwork it stimulates different thoughts and feelings for different people. In my ceramic artwork I have sought to be bold in the meaning I aim to convey with each piece. Whether the piece is abstract or more traditional, every piece I create is like a statement, designed to illicit thoughts and feelings.
I use a number of shapes as a platform for my designs. My tower shaped pots with their flat surfaces provide an excellent medium for the designs, as do the circular chargers and vase shapes. It has also been very exciting to take ceramic art in new directions by combining clay and metals to form the structure of a vessel in some of my abstract pieces.
Creating each piece of my ceramic artwork is like embarking on a journey. The journey begins with an idea or a vision. The first step is turning the vision into reality by creating a design that encapsulates the vision of what I want to convey. After the draft design is complete I create the vessel that I have chosen as a platform for the design and apply the design to it. Many many hours are spent on the decorating process as I make sure the execution is as perfect as it can be. The final stage of the process is when I glaze the pieces. Seeing my artwork emerge from the final glaze process is so exciting. At that point I know my journey with that piece is now complete and they are ready to begin a new journey bringing joy to others.
I have been so thrilled that my ceramic artwork has become so sought after. As an artist there is nothing better than knowing your creations are bringing joy to those who collect them. I have been amazed by the positive feedback from collectors of the exclusive and limited designs I create. The positive feedback inspires me to push the boundaries of creativity, so in a way collectors of my ceramic artwork become part of the process of creating each piece and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for that.