The art of storytelling inspires my figurative ceramic work. My stories are not a narrative of words but visual poems that bridge the subconscious and conscious through myth and metaphors. Myths are sacred tales that seek to explain the world and human experience. They demonstrate how a society's customs, institutions, and taboos were established and sanctified. Metaphors are the fundamental language of poetry and often bypass logic. The first stanza in Emily Dickinson's poem, "Hope," is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all " communicates it well. In art, the human form can be seen by what it gives and what it leaves behind. One of the oldest found figurative ceramic sculptures is the Black Venus of Dolní Věstonice. She is made of a mixture of charred powdered bone and clay. Her use is unknown, but her story lives on by what she left in her wake.
I primarily work with low-fire clay and use various hand-building and carving techniques to create my pieces. I use terra sigillata, underglazes, stains, acrylic paint, and ceramic transfers to enhance my work's surface.