Johnson Creek Clay Studio
140 1/2 N. Watertown St.
PO Box 454
Johnson Creek, WI 53038
I make functional pots, coiled vessels and some sculptural pieces. With the wheel work I have recently focused on using wood ash glazes and clay slips, with a particular interest in irregularities of texture, depth, and color; the way in which they are dull or glassy, thin or pooled, and in how they obscure or reveal the clay underneath. During the throwing process, I pay particular attention to the rhythms and surface textures left in the clay, aware of how they will react to the glaze, and hope to evoke some of the movement of the wheel and the plasticity of the material in the fired piece.
I also enjoy the process of making forms with coils and over the last 5 or 6 years have been making some medium sized vessels that are inspired largely by African pottery and to a lesser extent Neolithic Chinese pots. Many of these are stained with iron oxide and coated with a clay and wood ash slip.
P.O. Box 59364
Schaumburg, IL 60159
My ceramic artwork takes a critical view of traditional cultural issues, and lullabies
that are part of my childhood and adult culture.
All my influences are first and foremost everything I see, feel and experience, but I always loved expressing by feeling with beauty of the forms. Art remains as a strong contender
of how we share our thoughts and ideas.
I am often looking for avenues of the unexpected. An ironic twist to images or things you might not expect.
Majority of my works are “Wood fire” labor intense ＆ result are unpredictable.
But newest development with
my work Mid-range fire, love to expressing with color.
3929 Hillcrest Rd.
Dubuque, IA 52002
Working in clay has been a passion for 20 years. My work naturally leans to the sculptural, function is not my main interest. I enjoy exploring the curiosity of repeating forms in the natural world. Hand-building
allows me to add and subtract clay until I feel that pod or leaf in my hands. The arts and crafts movement has influenced my work and is still a source of inspiration.
I have always used stoneware and high fired in gas or wood. This year I am exploring low fire and the use of other media as colorant on clay, after taking sculpture workshops from a variety of artists.
The last couple of years I focused on figurative sculpture and became enchanted by birds, it has been fun to try to capture a gesture in simple form. I plan to explore other animals and even the human form this year. Always with a sense of humor.