School of Art and Design Alumni Exhibition 2021
Wellington B. Gray Gallery
I have worked as a ceramic artist for four decades having been introduced to it at ECU’s School of Arts and Design; my affection for clay has remained strong. I take great pleasure in being tied to the long stretch of artistic tradition which clay represents. Although my work is contemporary in design, it carries the influence of geology, history, archaeology. I make many types of clay work, some of which are purely decorative. However, I consider the content of my serious work to be narrative, figurative, and personally symbolic. I would like for these symbols to establish an intimate connection between the viewer and myself. Animal and architectural imagery in my work refers to the search for sanctuary, support, and comfort, forces which shelter and transport us through life.