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The hand-built clay artworks I create are expressions of my joyful relationship with the natural world; animals, birds, owls, horses and two legged humans, all manifestations of the sacred dream of love and power...gifts from the Great Mystery, the energetic ocean of Creation. The natural world is filled with wonders, curiosities, teachers, beauty. Nature is the revelation of the Divine, the Mystery. Beauty is the sacred made visible.
My work with clay is a way of honoring and expressing my sacred relationship with Nature and the Mystery. Working with clay, fire and dreams, my artwork is the practice of perceiving the sacred in the moment and honoring that truth, bringing sacred dreams from the mystery into the literal world. Using clay and my hands I bring the dreams in my heart into form. I work with the clay, co-creating with the clay, watching the piece come into being. This feels magical; I leave the marks of this exciting process visible in the texture of the surface of the artwork. I layer into the surface colorful under glazes, terra sigillata or slip. The piece is fired several times. Under glazes while permanent have a soft look allowing the texture of the clay and the forming process to remain visible. I am grateful to have been working with clay in this way for 24 years.