Artist's Statement

Being an owner, operator, and teacher at La Mano Pottery for over ten years has provided me with an environment more conducive to creating art than when I was in fine art school for painting. I look forward to the moments that I spend at the studio, able to immerse myself in the medium of clay, as well as the carving and decorating of it. It transports me to other places and provides the space and time for me to let down my guard and take a breath.

All of my pottery is about letting go, loosening up, relaxing, finding, refining and redefining my inner self. At the beginning, I was very concerned with making the perfect round bowl. Now, after 14 years of potting, I am able to make the perfect bowl that is not perfectly round, know when it is finished, and know that less is more.