Below is a short recap of my journey back to being a full time professional potter. But first, I must add my artist's statement so you can see into my head and heart just a little:
Each piece of my pottery, by sight and feel, reveals a real part of me. The shape, weight, and feel of my work have the imprint of my hands and the tension or peace I was experiencing as the pottery was formed. The overwhelming emotion experienced in making my pottery is pure joy. If you listen very closely, when holding my work, you may hear an Italian tenor singing opera as that IS the music of my art. A few special pieces are wetted with my tears as I was struggling to make sense of the sickness of a loved one, or perhaps my rage at the unfairness of life.
The lines of my fingers are always present. My pottery is like holding my hand as you experience the feel and depth of my work. And the unique glazes not only reflect my mood, but the final colour and appearance speak to the creation of firing at high temperatures.
Adding the Parallax Art Fair shows in London to my pottery world has been an extraordinary part of the whole journey…now, as a result of participating in the shows, as well as in galleries (and the belief they have shown in my work) and the challenging exhibitions, I am now represented by a Fine Art gallery in London, have been invited to exhibit in the Lincoln Center in New York, to exhibit in Sedona Arizona, and have been chosen as the Top artist/craftsman in Georgia by Browns Guide to Georgia…I really DO credit the exposure of the Parallax Art Fair shows as a major contributor to these achievements.