I have been working in clay for over forty years,  primarily with wheel-thrown stoneware, beginning with a controlled idea of form and finishing with asymmetric design elements that soften and enhance the pottery.

Coil-built and slab vessels balance the thrown pieces.  The coiled pieces begin with a looser idea of form that is given definition and precision as they are finished.  The slab pieces start with rectangles that are purposely softened as the pieces are formed.   Layering glazes and stains completes the work.

I am especially interested in subtle nuances of shape and color and how they complement each other.