||My work begins
from a silent place, deep within me. It flows through
my hands and into the clay. I am guided by touch and
engagement with the material, and am never certain of
a work’s destination, but it is always within
the boundaries of the vessel form. This process is influenced
by experience, forms in nature, primitive drawing, ethnographic
textiles, and solitude.
Several years ago I began experimenting with wire.
Because making vessels or suggesting vessel forms
is my primary creative pursuit, my engagement with
wire has the same aesthetic concerns as my involvement
with clay. The quality of fragility is common to all
my work. In the wire sculpture, I am creating the
edges of what is not there; in clay, I am creating
the essence of what is.