I have discovered that my dear friends who keep telling me life is supposed to be fun are absolutely right. I love that this is showing up in my work more and more.
I was a potter who liked making bowls, mugs and pitchers. I made other items as well. Then I switched to making clay sculptures, being especially drawn to rabbits, chickens, and fish. The more I discovered what clay could do, the more expressive the animals became. I really enjoyed the process. One day out in the garden I witnessed a dog barking at a 3 foot high rabbit I’d made. That certainly told me something.
Then, one day in midwinter, I ran out of clay and, being in a hurry to make several characters, I turned to using glue-soaked fabric supported by wire (something I’d seen on YouTube). I loved the possibility for color and a new sense of mobility. The result: a colorful assembly of characters that delight in greeting the visitors who come my way.
You should see what I’m doing now. I feel like it’s that dog barking again saying “this is something special”.
Studio Location Details:
Look for the Art Trail sign at our address on Pine Tree Road. I have a white rail fence and pumpkin colored house. My studio is up the driveway beyond the house and is clearly marked. Enter through the periwinkle blue door with the purple trim.