I developed a passion for pottery on a trip to Europe in 1985. Old French pottery and nature are the inspiration for the art work I create.
The woods of Northern Michigan where my studio is located also provides much inspiration for my pottery.
I use stonewear to hand build each piece. Rims are manipulated to appear as birch wood, oak or pine branches. Every piece is one of a kind. All my pottery have stained bottoms and rims making them truely unique. They are durable, dinner and dishwasher safe.
Working alone in my studio I make all the pottery start to finish, they are tediously shaped by hand. A technique of paddling, stretching and adding artistic elements are used for my unique pottery.
When the pottery is dry, I bisque fire them to approximately 1,000 degrees. They are removed, carefully inspected and then the glazing process begins. My glazes are as unique as are my designs. The pottery is then fired again to approximately 2,200 degrees. These firings take approximately 25 hours.
I am now working on dinnerwear with white birch ceramic rims. My method insures that every piece of pottery is unique and no two are ever the same.
My pottery makes an artful addition to any home and therefore makes for great gift giving.
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