Functional Ware

I once had a young customer come in who told me how he loved ceramics.  His mother had always used pottery in their home and now that he was out of college and furnishing his first home he wanted to have his dishware be handmade pottery.

He told me that it just felt different and he liked the fact that he could see little differences in the pieces—that a real person had worked to make it.

I love throwing.  It is a very meditative practice.  I have always love a simplicity of form and a complexity of texture.  I love taking a handmade stamp to a cup or bowl and introducing the rhythm of a repeated pattern.