Guest of Cooter Pottery & Handweaving Sep 28–30 & Oct 5–7
I make functional stoneware pottery. I focus on texture, proportion, balance, negative space.
The pots are formed using basic clay building concepts, squeezing, smearing, paddling, polishing, pinching, cutting, and carving. The glaze skin is built up with layers of slips, stains, and glazes. All the pots are fired to 2300 degrees Farenheit in an electric kiln. They are impenetrable, sturdy, tight, and functional.
I don't take myself too serious, but I do take my craft very serious. Through my craft it is important for me to honor timelessness, tradition, ancestors, and predecessors. I strive for this by following my intuition, seeking self-realization, working hard, and gathering patience to take risks.
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