I can sometimes be found walking in the woods, holding down a barstool, or trying to find my car in the grocery parking lot. My hobbies include planting weird plants that don't grow, reading, antiquing, yoga, and chasing men.
What's your Creds?
I fought the good fight for a BFA. I attended school at the wonderful
Art Institute of Boston. There I received a classical training in drawing,
color, and design. Beyond that, not much. Nearing 10,000 hours, I
suppose. I've taught at and managed the studios of many art centers
in the Boston area. My work has been shown internationally and I
have followed it through Europe and Asia. A vase here, a vase there,
in private and public collections all over the world. I occasionally give
demonstrations and lectures ( long rambles) per request. I teach one
lovely evening a week, at the Harvard Ceramics Program.
I grew up surrounded by nature. My mother dealt in antiques, and I think the countless hours of gazing at the pictures in antique reference books is with me today. I look around to find local species which I study and draw first. I reference local architecture, and all matter of turn of the century craft.
How I make things:
All of the pieces are Porcelain. Hand thrown on the potters wheel, and trimmed.
When leatherhard, I carve each piece with some very simple tools.
My designs are freehand. Not measured. No stencils or templates. From the hand, mind, and heart.
After firing, glazes are handpainted onto the surface to adorn the carving. The pieces are then fired once more, in an electric kiln, to Cone 6.