I began my artistic life as a painter. Over the years, I took wheel throwing classes off and on as a form of creative meditation. It is impossible to center the clay if you cannot center yourself. There is so much calm in the rhythm of throwing.
After moving to Durham, NC, about 10 years ago, I learned mishima, a slip inlay technique. The detailed line work that can be achieved piqued my interest. My clay practice quickly opened up to include painting with underglazes and I continue to be entranced with the etching of pots. Watching them come to life is such a joy.
All pieces are porcelain and most are wheel-thrown. They are etched, inlaid with slips, and then carefully painted. After being bisque fired, they are glazed.
All pieces are food safe and can be washed in the dishwasher but handwashing is recommended.