My work is an interplay between myself and my
material. The slow and many stage process of kilnforming allows
me that kind of relationship. While in the kiln, glass is too hot to handle, but each time
it comes out of the kiln there is another opportunity for intimate dialogue. The
personality of the piece continues to develop as long as this process continues.
Especially with The Mystery Garden Series, of which all these pieces are a part, space is
an important element. The vessel form naturally invites space into itself. I expand
that invitation by cutting into the edges, reducing its barrier to the surrounding
space. The cut edges themselves also reach out and integrate with the space in which
the object lives, compounding that receptivity.
Although my elements are formal, my theme, and to some degree, my process, exploit nature.