Under the Oaks Pottery
My love for ceramic art derives from the deep joy I feel when touching the earth and observing some of its most beautiful features, especially trees, birds and flowers. Creating a piece of art from soft clay acts as a form of meditation and a way of expressing gratitude for the profound beauty that surrounds me. My ceramics studio sits under beautiful oak trees in western North Carolina, and the sounds of birdsong and falling acorns add joy to the creative experience.
While my initial artistic training was in drawing, oil painting and photography, I have delighted in depicting elements of the natural world on a ceramic “canvas,” both for display and for daily use. Each hand-painted piece is made with the hope that it will delight those with whom it lives and engender an appreciation of the magic of the world in which we live.