“All of my pieces are hand-built with stoneware or earthenware clay. Each piece is multi-fired with oxide washes, underglazes and glazes, giving layered and variegated colors. My surfaces are rough, rather than smooth, offering depth and complexity to the finish.
My foremost creative goal is to honor the female. My human-animal hybrids signify that we are but one of many animal species, related to the others both physically and emotionally. They offer an imaginative leap to our connectedness and to the spirit world. My new series of vanitas iconography uses animal bones bleached by the Texas sun.
I am an Atlanta native and have had lifelong interests in both psychology and art. I attended the Atlanta College of Art for two years and experimented with several art forms before discovering clay. My figures combine clay’s tactile, sensuous immediacy and my fascination with people. My unused graduate degree in Developmental Psychology, where I studied chimpanzees, is evident in the human-animal hybrid sculptures.”