I find working on the wheel to be a meditative and therapeutic process. It forces me to slow down and focus my attention on the clay as it moves between my fingers. Each movement yields a different result and has an impact on the final piece. The repetitive, rhythmic process of wedging, centering and forming, all help to bring me to my center as well. As a mother of two young boys, a wife and high school art teacher, this time to slow down and create is invaluable.
After a decade of working with clay, I continue to explore the endless possibilities that this simple medium presents. Variations in form, texture and finish spark my curiosity and often lead my work in new directions. I am drawn to, and throw mainly functional pieces that are inspired by my home, my daily routines and family celebrations. Whether it be a mug, bowl, vase or pitcher, I create pottery that is meant to bring joy to the process of making and enhance the everyday experience.
I will be unable to share my work with you in person this year, but remain hopeful that next year will be different and we will be able to gather together once again. Until then, I wish you well.