New Pots for First Opening at Baird Hall Gallery at Rogers State
What a pleasure to be on the faculty at Rogers State and get to participate in the first show in the incredibly beautiful new gallery. I am continuing to work on my landscape series as I use the clay like a painters canvas. As you can see, these are works in progress. I am now moving on to wall pieces, round and square, treating the clay even more like canvas.
Many times I think I want to stop working in clay but I cannot help myself. I know the martial so well and I love 3-d. It is so basic. It helps to literally ground me.
I love the smell, the way it bends and the glassy surface that always surprise me at the end of the firing. It is a real pain to lift, to hang around in the dust and to never be finished. But how can I resist. The clay calls my name.