I work on a potters wheel and use a slab roller to make my stoneware and porcelain pottery that is mostly functional. I try keep to the fun in functional. All my work is fired in a large climbing kiln using locally sourced wood as fuel. Its very labor intensive and I enjoy doing it, most of the time.
This poem by the Indian poet Kabir reflects the inspiration and meaning of my work:
This clay jug
Inside this clay jug are canyons and pine mountains, and the maker of canyons and pine mountains!
All seven oceans are inside, and millions of stars.
The acid that tests gold is there, and the one who judges jewels.
And the music from the strings no one touches, and the source of all water.
If you want the truth, I will tell you the truth:
Friend, listen: the God whom I love is inside.