Ceramic art, inspired by nature
I fell in love early with the feeling of clay between my fingers. That first experience of transforming a smooth slab of mud into a pinched bowl, a direct product of the pressure of my fingertips, was a miraculous and deeply satisfying revelation. Many years into my ceramics practice, I am still captivated by the infinite malleability, the sensuality of creating through touch, and the physical presence of formed clay.
My work today is strongly influenced by the rural, forested mountains of Southern Humboldt County, California, the land I’ve called home for all three of my decades on this planet. In today’s civilized world, the experience of connecting intimately with our natural surroundings can be swept away in the flurry of busy routines. Once an inherent part of human existence, modern life dictates that a relationship with our environment must be carved into our weekends and tended to during open hours at designated parks and public beaches. As we do our best to keep pace, distraction, anxiety, and disconnect grow like persistent, voracious weeds; tangling our sense of peace, joy, and contentment.
It’s nature that always brings me back. The outdoor world offers an eternal, quiet wisdom to help us reconnect, ground in the constancy of natural cycles, and to remember the magic of it all. From my studio in the woods, it is my humble privilege to express and share with you the fruits of a lovingly tended, reciprocal, and ever evolving connection to place. Each piece invites you to take a moment, get quite, and come home to your Nature.
Wishing you a bloomfull day,
Turkey Tail Bowl