WOOD AND SODA-WOOD FIRED WORKS
Some of the works in this grouping were fired in an Anagama wood kiln while others were fired in a wood soda kiln, both of which were built by my undergraduate professor Marvin Bjurlin. After his retirement, Marv brought a network of potters and ceramic artists together to form the Scott Creek Collaborative, previously known as the Chautauqua Area Potters group, or CAPS. It is through this amazing group that I have been able to continue experimenting with a variety of clay bodies, forms, slips and glazes within the wood and soda atmosphere in the years after leaving graduate school. As you will see, I have explored the human face, a variety of animal forms, vessel forms, and hand carved pottery.