I derive my inspiration from Nature and absorb myself in the elemental art of Ceramics. Ceramic Arts require the understanding and careful use of Earth, Water, Fire and Air to produce both utilitarian and decorative art work.
My current focus is on a process I call Raku Batik wherein a bisque pot is covered with a resist slip and crackle glaze and then raku fired (fired to @1900 degrees Farenheit, removed red hot from the kiln and then reduced in a combustion chamber). The crackle glaze allows smoke to penetrate the clay creating a batik-like design. Larger smoked images of animals and plants are created using latex resist and colored areas are created using underglazes.