Potter, Painter, Paper-Maker
Art has always been a part of my life. As a child I constantly drew and in college Art was my major. However, my college career was cut short by poor grades (in all but my art classes) and the Selective Service. I joined the military, got married, had children and my priorities became my family and my job. My art became a hobby. Finally my children grew and I retired; my artistic muse re-awoke.
Much of my art career has been focused around two dimensional art...painting, lino prints, and just drawing. Clay brings in the third dimension and is an art form to which I’ve been attracted since I first sat down at the potter’s wheel in college. There is something cathartic about putting your hands in clay of the earth and creating something new and beautiful.
I seem to have been attracted to the “Steampunk” genre, not because it is popular, I thought Steampunk had died, but because Steampunk allows for unlimited creativity, providing me total freedom in creating my works. Steampunk is typically described as a neo-Victorian, retro-futuristic, industrial art form that takes shape in many media from clothing to mechanical creations. Trying to avoid the cliché of ‘everything with gears’, my Steampunk Pottery consists of ceramics objects (some functional, some not) with bolts and screws and rivets, and some with vacuum tubes and light bulbs from a pre-digital age. Whether a bowl or a purely imaginative piece, they are all embellished with a little Steampunk.
I hope you enjoy my art as much as I enjoy creating it.