“I have been creating pots and vessels since studying sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University. I gather inspiration from nature, plants, birds, animals, and the human form. I incorporate all of those elements into my work. 

“New environments are sources for ideas; Italian bronzes, shorebirds from the Outer Banks, shells and wave forms feed my imagination. These influence the shape of a spout, the lip of a vessel, or the lid of a teapot.

“My sketchbook feeds my forms, then my hands on the wheel give dimension. I will often hand-build, giving each piece a unique signature. Each creation is distinctive, carrying my personal mark.”

Studio number 20

www.thebarnswallow.com

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