January is research time for me here at the studio; exploring the earthy speckled stoneware claybody used in the Farmhouse Series, testing more soft matte glaze colours as I develop this palette - such as the river rock and muted moss series pictured here. Using a new creamy nutmeg clay body which brightens the glaze colours. Keeping the forms simple with lots of throwing marks, showing that each piece is uniquely made by hand.
Creating in clay allows the rich unknown within me to emerge into visible form. I value the beauty that is revealed every day. I value the rhythm of daily life that is open to possibility and blessed with originality. I value creating items for every day use that balance function and form...a joy to use and admire.