Friday, August 4th at 4:30pm
Durango Arts Center Education Studio
Free and Open to the Public
“All of my work is inspired by my deep love of the natural world and the beauty of our planet. As a small child, my mother would bring to my attention the smallest details in nature by taking apart flowers to study their structure and identify their internal parts. We would identify the plants, trees, and insects around us. This acute observation created in me a heightened sense of wonder of the world around me. This has been a life long fascination and it comes through in all of my art.
My primary love has been creating sculptural sound pieces. I have been making organic nature based whistling forms for over 30 years. This part of my artistic work has followed the same general direction for a long time. On the side, I have always found time for wheel-throwing. It has allowed me to experiment and try new things and my designs and glazing processes are constantly changing. I have explored many processes such as high-fire reduction, raku, sgraffitto, encising, mishima, cobalt painting, slip trailing and more. The wheel-thrown bowl in this exhibit is painted with underglazes.”