About the Artist
I'm a native Texan and I love the land here - it's rugged natural charm. I've tried working in offices and I've tried working with words - then I found clay. More malleable than words, clay soon became the preferred material for my expression of form and beauty. With clay, I produce a range of ceramic objects - from stoneware sculpture to tableware for local restaurants.
I work almost entirely spontaneously. For that reason, my studio practice must necessarily explore natural themes in form, balance and proportion. But spontaneity in sculpture is a challenge that requires more than good instincts – it demands a technical understanding of structure and a virtual mastery of materials. I resolve these problems by applying the golden ratio – a pattern of growth that most living organisms express involuntarily. By using my hands and arms as units of measurement in these clay constructions, I’m able to naturally express PHI (the golden ratio). When viewed through that lens, it’s not surprising that my work evokes images of bone, anatomy, coral and the chambered nautilus.