Artist Statement

I look at the creative process as a collaboration between nature and the artist where each has a voice in the process. Art is a celebration of our contact with the natural world. Beautiful places inspire us and become a mirror that reflects inside and helps to stir creativity to the surface.

My work is the nexus of something old and something new. For many years I studied under the late Juan Quezada recipient of Mexicos highest award "Bellas Artes". Juan taught me traditional pottery skills literally from the ground up. His rigorous standard of craftsmanship challenged me to develop  my hand building skills to a level I did not know possible. His passion to create was contagious. I worked for years under his tutilage while simultaneously working as a resident artist at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado where I was exposed to many contemporary ideas. Straddling both worlds of traditional and contemporary ceramics I began to incorporate elements from both. Today I use Juan's old clay technology rich with clay colors only possible by making them yourself from clay found  here in the mountains of the Western US. Using old and new hand building techniques i produce forms I find luscious and seductive many I consider soft and even feminine. Over these surfaces I have developed hundreds of contemporary patterns that replace the traditional painting seen in southwest pottery. These patterns all originate from nature. Ideas springing from pinecones to seed pods to the rythmic patterns seen in ocean waves. This union of something old and something new has a familiar feeling that tickles the senses with something brand new over it's surface. I hope you enjoy this work. 


Ann Korologos Gallery       Basalt, CO

Anderson Ranch.                Snowmass CO

Beaux Arts Bath                  England, UK

Harvey Meadows Gallery  Aspen, CO

Lill Street Art Center           Chicago, IL

Maui Hands                         Maui, HI

Nummer 40 Galerie            Holland

Viewpoints Gallery             Maui , HI

Gardner Colby Gallery.       Naples, FL

Western Colorado Center for the Arts 

Grand Junction, CO

Redstone Art Center  Redstone, CO 

AMOCA Claremont CA

Highlight Gallery Mendocino, CA