Statement

Glen Echo's Pottery Gallery Yurt

Glen Echo’s Pottery Gallery Yurt

Influenced by nature and organic forms, my hand-built sculptures and wall pieces are three-dimensional compositions composed of lines, the interplay of positive and negative spaces, proportion, and color. I strive for visual simplicity, movement, and balance of form.

After spending an extended period in Japan apprenticing with a potter I developed an interest in “wabi-sabi” a Japanese aesthetic that finds beauty in things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.

Most of the work is unglazed.  To achieve a particular color and surface quality, I use different clays and fire in reduction, oxidation and soda kilns or in a garbage can with wood shavings to obtain the desired effect.

Education

  • Glen Echo Pottery Studio, MD 2005 – present
  • MPA, American University, DC 2000
  • Apprenticeship with Banura Shiro, Kyoto, Japan, 1986-1988
  • Private studio Oakland, California1983-1985
  • BFA, major in Ceramics, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

2017 Exhibits

  • Labor Day Art Show, Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, MD September 2-4; 12-6 pm
  • “Vessels Great and Small”, Popcorn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, MD May 5 – 28
  • Creative Crafts Council 2017 Biennial, Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, MD April 8 – May 21
  • Sculpture REMIX 2017:  Craft/Technology/Art, Popcorn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, MD April 8 – 30

Past Exhibits

  • “Landmarks”, Washington Sculptures Group, Cafritz Foundation Art Center’s King Street Gallery, Silver Spring, MD, October 2016.
  • “Turf and Terrain”, Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Washington, DC, May 2016.
  • Watergate Gallery, Washington, DC, May 2016
  • “Cartes Blanches”, Washington Sculptures Group, Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD, June 2016.
  • “Sculpture Now 2014 – 30th Anniversary”, Katzen Arts Center, American University, MD, November 2014
  • “Flesh & Bones: Contemporary Figurative Art”, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC, July 2014
  • “Small Works”, Annmarie Arts Center, Dowell, MD, August 2014
  • Annual Ceramics Exhibition, Popcorn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, MD, 2009-2016
  • Artomatic, Crystal City, VA, May 2012
  • Creative Craft Council, Bethesda, MD, May 2009 and June 2011
  • Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD, January 2010, 2nd place award
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