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Celebrating the importance of geography and geology on human culture, the vessels reference the dynamic churning of the planet, giving representation to the synergy between the material world and culture. That link is made manifest when raw clay is exposed to a wood-fired atmosphere and develops organically in response to potent natural forces, marking the surface while solidifying the substance of the forms constructed by the artist.

International studies, from Japan, China, Cuba, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand have informed the artist’s aesthetics, process and beliefs. The importance of culture and community as well as respect for science, nature and culture; these are the elements that influence and shape the work.

Basin and Range, woodfired ceramic bowl. Inv.#1056
22in.H x 13in.W x 12in.D