My raku is unique because of the copper raku glaze that I developed. The magic of the fire brings out the colors of copper. Each piece captures the fire in a different way and the end result is that each piece, either hand built or thrown, has its own unique colors. I love to design and build a form, carve the textures to enhance the design and then raku the piece. Color, form and texture combine to make a cohesive statement in clay.
I have been honored by winning 2 awards this summer. I received a Merit Award from the Virginia Highlands Festival and an Award of Distinction from the Art in The Park, Blowing Rock, NC. I am very proud and motivated to make the best work that I can. Along those lines, I went to the Gem and Mineral Show in Spruce Pines in July and got some really nice specimens. I have made several new pieces for several of these and they are waiting to be raku fired. I will post pictures when they are ready. I get excited with new gems that inspire new concept pieces. So many ideas and so little time!
I have new work in Seagrove Pottery of the Sandhills, Pinehurst, NC. Also, my raku is part of an exhibit at the Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.