Growing up in a family of craftspeople, including boat builders and stonemasons, has given me the fundamentals to create. That, combined with an interest in architecture and construction, has moved my current work toward crude buildings, tools, and other structures.
Developing a crude, rustic, distressed surface is my primary goal. To that end, I have been experimenting with clay bodies, firing techniques and glazes to simulate the textures of weather-beaten aged wood, rusted steel and stone, The results of this experimentation are evident in my work.
When the viewer is drawn to the surface texture details, I know I have achieved success.