sculpture • jewelry • ceramics
Some artists spend their entire lifetime in one discipline, while I have spent mine expanding into diverse ones.
Often, the decision to switch disciplines or media is based on some physical need. After 15 years as a jewelry maker, I was tired of being bent over a bench using tiny precision tools and magnification making little art-to-wear sculptures. In search of something that would keep my whole body engaged, I went outside and began sculpting fantasy figures with indigenous shrubs that are bigger than me.
The selections below showcase a range of materials, skills, scale, and depths of relief, from low to total, stand-alone 3D.
Pueblo, CO, was built on ancient seabeds of clay and sandstone along the Arkansas River. Easy access to clay supports potters, masons and brickyards. High School provided an intro into ceramics for me, under the tutelage of Lyle Clift, who introduced me to salt-fired stoneware. He had his...