My smoke-fired clay figures and assemblages are an exploration of inner space, the human spirit and its constant transformation in the passing flow of time.
Working with a soft, breakable material like clay has its unique merits. As with anything in life, the most intriguing part begins when the clay’s (and my own) limits are touched and boundaries pushed.
My work goes through a number of stages. In its final test it has to pass through an outdoor smoke fire. What emerges from the ashes is transformed: the piece’s older, wiser self appears. Passing through time the fire freed its dormant spirit.
SHAPE OF TIME
As woman and artist
I know about fragility and endurance.