"I create elegant hand-built ceramic vases with an Asian flare, usually incorporating the Japanese Mishima technique."
Asian art and design inspire my work: the balance in a piece and the subtle suggestion of an image with just a line. A unique style that I have created is slab-rolled, two-seamed vases in tall, elegant forms. In all things, I strive for elegant, sophisticated forms while maintaining simple, suggestive shapes. Many of my pieces include Mishima technique of applying colored slip (tinted...
...) into carved indents in a piece, and then, sanding it smooth to reveal the carved image. Following the Asian influence, I have utilized many traditional Asian subjects, like herons, cranes, turtles, and cherry blossoms in my work. I explore lines that, until further examination, do not readily reveal the subject, such as in my spider monkey and the heron pieces.
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