People throughout history have always made and used pottery, with each tradition reflecting its culture and interpreting its environment with unique shapes, iconic graphics and visual imagery.
Having lived overseas for most of my life, I have been fascinated and inspired by those graphics and images, and by the broader question of how we interact with and interpret the visual information we receive from our environment.
My work often reflects my life in the woods on the coast of Maine. I’m inspired by the controlled chaos of the natural world: movement in the air, on the ground and in the water. I seek to find and capture nostalgia and humor in both the natural and human worlds. And I love making pots that people can use every day with a smile!.
Recently I have been collaborating with Jackie Johnson a Maine painter and illustrator on a new series of work called Maine Endangered Species. Climate change and environmental degradation pose an existential threat to our future, we feel that every one of us must do something to address this threat. As artists we chose to use our art to raise awareness and help, in some small way, to protect our precious Maine habitats that are needed to save so many species from extinction. We donate 10% of our proceeds to a local NGO working to protect species and their habitats. This year we are partnering with the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust in Bath Maine.