I'm a studio potter living in Eugene, Oregon since 1989. My background as an artist is eclectic and unique, partly because of my diverse ethnic heritage and cultural influences: African-American and Native American on my father’s side, Dutch and English on my mother’s. My parents moved to Brazil in 1958, where I grew up. My love affair with pottery began in Brazil while still in middle school! Today, I derive much inspiration from the natural world with its beauty, colors, shapes, patterns and raw materials.
My work is characterized by its functionality and the durable qualities of high-fire stoneware, combined with an aesthetic pursuit of grace, beauty and a touch of whimsy! I use glazes, slips and wax-resist techniques in a variety of ways to create unique decorative patterns and designs. I greatly enjoy making functional table and house wares, which complement my interests in culinary and gardening.
THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:
Functional, Organic, Contemporary, Decorative, Artwork, Kitchen, Bath, Dining, Bright, Colorful, Complex, Earthy, Black, Blue, Brown, Ivory, Gold, Green, Indigo, Orange, Red, Turquoise, White, Stoneware, Reduction, Oxidation, Wheel Thrown, Hand Built, Carved, Underglazes, Oxides, Brushwork, Wax resist, Bottle, Bowl, Casserole, Creamer, Cup, Jar, Plate, Platter, Pie Plate, Pitcher, Mug, Salt Cellar, Spoon Rest, Sugar Bowl, Tea Bowl, Teapot, Tumbler, Urn, Vase, Vessel, olive oil cruet, soap dispenser, gravy boat, berry colander
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