Be careful about the stories you tell; they will be the stories you live.
I spent my professional life as an academic and a practicing psychologist. During this time, i swallowed a multitude of human stories.
Five years ago I retired into clay as a means of bringing some of these universal human stories back into 3 dimensions; essentially, i am claying my own life experiences and giving volume to the narratives I collected from a life time of 'people work'.
Overall, I create ceramic groups; be they Blamers, Gossipers, A murder of Crows, or Dead Belles, my pieces capture the dance of group dynamics that would resonate with and be important to most people.
My main interest is to produce synergistic multimedia installations that 'speak' to central human interactions and suggest a way to ameliorate them. I work from very large to very small and I perceive everything i make as an experiment.
My general goal is to create a visual narrative that evokes recognition, touches a common node of humanity and provides a talking point for change.
My greatest challenge thus far has been the quest for the right kind of 'skin' over my pieces; I have, for now, settled on Raku or encaustics.
And finally, bottom line? I am deeply devoted to the process of creativity and I want to have fun!