Each of my head-sculptures begin as two pinch-pots put together to make a ball, from there I push and pull, add and subtract until the character I’m imagining appears. All though not all, most tend to be nature oriented. The Sensate series comes from a concept of being in nature and being startled or observant – sensing the presence of others.
As most of my clay work entails – they are usually twice fired, the second time with an oxide-stain. From there they may be fired again with glazes on them, or I’ll have used Prisma-colored pencil for the surface color, added patinas, and any other additions that seem to speak to me. All share my own special stylized-realism