The Old Jalopy Pottery

Artist Statement

Artist Statement

The craft of pottery-making has graciously preserved the work of human hands for centuries.  In some cases, pottery is the lone representative of cultures long past, silently begging the current generation to understand the peoples who produced it and sometimes marvel at its beauty.  I view my work as a collaboration with all those potters who preceded me, gleaning from their technical knowledge and aesthetic sensitivity.

My recent work has centered around the teapot.  When building my teapots, I concentrate on creating bold, smooth forms with no surface decoration.  In this way, the complex form of the teapot is simplified and becomes more of a canvas to accentuate the chaotic play of the glaze.  My goal is to create a pot that speaks to the present, while remembering its silent past.