Artist Statement

My ceramic work includes sculptural vessels, wall tiles, and artist’s books, handbuilt or thrown and altered,  marked with tools, pencils, slips, glazes and iron toner prints. Some contain rag paper inserts; the versos of porcelain tile books are collages of my prints and drawings on paper.  Frequent sources of imagery are texts, diagrams and maps, expressing messages that may be variously interpreted depending on context. The surfaces of the work evoke manuscripts,  often faded and fragmentary, palimpsests of color, shape and meaning attacked by time. Intimate and personal works of art, they should be perceived through touch as well as sight.