Vessels with Branches

“My love of nature, trees, and quiet is perhaps most evident in my pieces incorporating branches.”

I start my process of creation with an inspirational walk in the woods. I gather fallen branches in just the right stage of dryness. After lugging them back to my studio, I study them for the form that they speak of. I do drawings to capture the forms in my mind. The branch is then cut to a more manageable size. The bark is carefully removed. I then ‘edit’ the branch by cutting and sanding until the final shape emerges. At this point the clay form is started and the branch is fit to it.

Root Rhythm
Graceful Takeoff
Purple Passion Tea
Chai Tea
Gold Root Tea
Green Tea
Balanced Earth
Sleeping Bulb
State of Change