Sculptural works are most often hand-built using a pinch method of construction; small dabs of clay are added until the form is complete. The pinch technique is a slow process, tranquil and meditative, thus allowing for the spirit of the form to evolve over a longer period of time. When complete, I will often go back and texture the surface before firing. I gravitate towards using simple glazes, oxides, under-glaze stains, chalks and pencils in the surface treatment of my work.
Modular works are typically either slip-cast, press-molded or hand-built. I am drawn to the creative process of modular architectural ceramics, that is, how a form can, by virtue of repetition, light, and surface treatment, become more than itself. The individual form is a vehicle from which larger sculptural expressions emerge.
My goal is for my work to become a vital and integral part of one’s day-to-day living environment. Whether ceramic sculptures, modular architectural ceramics, or glass, I think of my work as reflecting a spiritual resonance that spans from ancestral musings to organic contemporary.
2016 Foundry Concerning the Spiritual Juried Exhibition, St. Charles, MO.
2016 Pewabic Ceramic Tile Juried Exhibition, Detroit, MI.
2016/2017 Hopkins ArtStreet Public Art Juried Exhibition
2015 Represented by Twisted Elements Gallery, International Design Center
2014 Featured Artist Firefly Gallery
Architectural Ceramics Exhibit, Visual Arts Gallery, International Market Square
Clay Squared Gallery, Minnesota Tile Association Group Show
Modular Architectural and Sculpture Individual Show, Frank Stone Gallery
Garden Show, Good Life Gallery
Solo Show at the MacRostie Arts Center
Invitational Sculptural Show Art Attack, Northrup King Group Gallery
Minnetonka Center for the Arts Group Juried Holiday Show
Minnetonka Center for the Arts Group Juried Figurative Show
Individual Show, Into The Mystic Gallery
Commission "Wave Modules Vanishing Edge Pool", Eldon and Valerie Oldre, Architect Glenn Wiser
Commission "Planters", Architect Tom Rausher / Rausher Robilhaud LTD
Commission "Spirit Garden Series", Dave Kopfman
Commission "Spirit Totem 2", Yardscapes Inc.
Commission "Indoor Fountain", Eldon and Valerie Oldre
Commission "Totem 5", Rosemary Januschka
Best of Show Award, Innovative New Product 70th AIA Convention
Best of Show Award, Midwest Juried Sculpture Show
Purchase Award, Tweed Museum of Art "Double Vase"
Best of Show Award, "Spirit In-cased", MacRostie Arts Center Juried Show
Uptown Art Fair Juror, Sculpture and Glass
Instructor, Minnetonka Center for the Arts
Purchase Award, Tweed Museum of Art "Women 1, 2, and 3"
Instructor, Split Rock Workshop "Hand-building with Soul", Duluth, MN