|Wheel Thrown lidded Jar 22" X 12"|
I have always tried to make pottery to fit the user, and much of my work is functional. Often the interpretation of functional is my own with respect to the shape and placement of handles, design of lids, and accessories to the pottery. I do throw some larger jars that become super functional, and make a few pots that are combined forms that are more sculptural in many respects than functional.
|Slab and wheel thrown 8" X 30"|
I work in a small unheated studio, a brick single car garage. Obviously, I will be more productive in the warmer seasons than in the Winter, as Pennsylvania does get pretty cold then. When working for the school district, I raised extra money for the school studio by teaching adults on Saturdays in the school. This year, I am going to take the class myself to give me some time to work in the Winter on some orders I have to complete before the Spring.