By life circumstance I have been given the gift of doing what I enjoy. Working with clay and shooting photographs are infinite processes that have brought new perspectives and new possibilities. My exploration into clay in a concentrated way after a long break has only been a little more than six years. My clay work now has evolved into a focus on animal forms that are canine-like in nature as well as exploring other forms and firing processes that bring rich surface content in sometimes random ways.
Photography has always challenged me to explore and question why I shoot. It is definitely a medium I use to create a rich visual world by enlarging tiny areas of detail either set up or occurring naturally. Water has largely my subject matter, but I have enjoyed experimenting with a particular camera movement technique that brings interesting compositions right from the camera.
With one foot in the digital world and working with such a primordial material like clay, it still amazes me that the same basic process that mankind has used for thousands of years is unchanged. I have found ways to explore this use of earth and fire as my medium of self-expression and find that it is always evolving and building on the last experience.
After a lengthy application process, I was recently juried in to the Southern Highland Craft Guild to become part of a long tradition of professional craftsmen! You can view or purchase my work at the Southern Highland Craft Gallery in Biltmore Village in Asheville, NC as well as the Parkway Craft Gallery near Blowing Rock, NC.
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