The most exciting work is a piece just imagined; the optical image at the point of inspiration.  The craft of realizing these powerful but fleeting forms comes after many years of working within a medium, in my case clay; one becomes familiar with the basic nature of this plastic material and how it is turned and transformed by hand, wheel, and fire to become stone.

The sources of these pots and sculptural forms are most often found in natural settings: the surface of a sandstone wall; the movement of water over rock; the paintings and engravings left by prehistoric peoples in remarkable places.