It has been such a busy Holiday season. If you visit my gallery on a regular basis, you know that artist’s work is moved around to different locations on a fairly frequent basis. For the first time, I moved my clay work into our exhibit space.
So, to be fair to my other artists, I am answering our “10 Questions to the Artists”.
Here are my answers to our 10 Questions:
What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?
I love texture and movement. I love walking the beach, anywhere. Seeing the patterns wind and water caused in the sand. I love to find a shell, a rock that has washed up or driftwood. Trees and their bark.
Do you have an inﬂuence or theme that guides your work?
Anything with texture. Asian aesthetics. Several of the great ceramic artists.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I wish I had considered architecture when I was young.
What profession would you not like to do?
Anything to do with science.
Who are your favorite artists?
Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Leonardo Da Vinci, Tammy Garcia, Karen Karnes, Curtis Benzle, Ruth Duckworth, Hamada, Michael Cardew, Robin Hopper, Judi Dyelle, Lucie Rie.
What is your favorite tool used to create your work?
What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
Who is your favorite musician?
Eric Clapton, Elejandro Escovedo
How much formal education have you received? Related to your craft.
None. I have taken individual ceramic courses throughout North America and in Europe.
I have always loved Ruth Duckworth’s sculptural work. It’s where I would love to see my clay work evolve. She was still making clay work at 87 years of age. I hope I live that long.