CURRENT FEATURED ARTIST
Research into my Algonquian ancestry led me to investigate the designs and traditional building methods of Native American potters. All of my pots are hand built by coiling and scraping, pinching and some slab work. When the pots are leather hard I carve and slip decorate designs inspired by many traditional people especially the Anasazi, Hohokam and Mimbres of the American Southwest. When the pots are bisque fired, I rub oxides into them to give them a feeling of something ancient discovered in an archaeology dig. The shapes and designs I draw inspiration from often have symbolic meaning. One example being the various creation stories which tell of the earth (North America) being created on the back of the turtle. Or Kokopelli, the hunchback flute player, who symbolizes renewal, rebirth, the arrival of spring and new life.