For me, art is a story and a journey. My journey began with making “mud sculptures” in my back yard (using actual mud) and progressed to wall hangings made with yarn and dowel rods, hours of practicing calligraphy, creating the heaviest clay bowl known to humankind (which still survives), and continuing through almost every kind of art imaginable. I love the process of creating art and telling the stories behind it. Telling the story is part of the fun.
My current focus is on printmaking and ceramics. I create drypoint etchings on plexiglass by hand using an etching needle, and sometimes combine this process with other printmaking techniques. I also create photopolymer gravure prints using light-sensitive metal plates and my own photographs and original drawings. I ink and print all of my images by hand in small editions. Making ceramic vessels and sculptures is another one of the constants in my art-making journey. I make hand-built, slab, and wheel-thrown pieces and fire them outdoors using a Western-style raku process. My most recent explorations are in wood-fired ceramics.