I am a ceramic artist whose passion is to create pictorial ceramic tiles. My original images are either
carved into wet clay and bisque-fired or drawn on previously bisque-fired tiles. Layered glazes are
applied with a paintbrush. The tiles are then raku-fired. In this technique, tiles are removed from the
second firing while the kiln is at maximum temperature and placed in a container filled with combustible
such as newspaper. After catching fire, the container is closed and allowed to cool. Areas where no glaze
is applied will turn matte black. Metallic and other glazes develop color and surfaces that are shiny or
matte. The finished tiles are framed in barn wood and ready to hang on a wall.
Additionally, I love creating hand-built stoneware bowls, plates, and decorative mushroom sculptures.