Pierced Husk

2019, Porcelain, 3 x 10.5 in. x 4.5 in.

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Over the last forty years, I have maintained a dedicated ceramics practice for the most part, outside of any formal setting exploring the material range of clays, glazes, and firing techniques. These tactile mediums yielded different expressions of embodiment and eventually led me to work solely in porcelain. This is turn led me away from functionality and towards sculptural work.My sculptural pieces are inspired by sea form shells, husks, carapaces, spines, ocean remnants tumbled by the waves and washed onto the sand. My attraction to these forms was nurtured during childhood summer vacations on the Atlantic shore as I walked along the water's edge looking for sea treasures. That search for the rare shell or unique remnant required a sharp eye and a strong focus. But it also demanded I abandon time, offer myself up to the sand, the waves, the intense sky and the heat. It is these deep memories mental and physical that I seek to capture in my work, an attempt to stop time and once more feel the ocean's pull.

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