Finding joy in my creativity has filled my life. While focusing on clay as my art form, little did I realize my other life long passion of fiber would lead me to a new marriage of materials. Interestingly, each material requires a different approach. Clay can be very spontaneous while my felting requires planning and understanding of each step needed to successfully accomplish my forms. While each method needs to be thought of separately, I find when working my forms and techniques in both to be very similar. In either case, I am always striving for joy in the process as well as the outcome.
My current work is centered in combining my two passions while attempting to achieve their harmonious relationship to one another, playing off of each medium with texture, color and form. The felted wool fibers compliment the Raku fired vessels while tantalizing my senses. The addition of glass beads, precious metal clay and other mediums help create the magic in each piece. Combining these materials challenges my creativity while stretching my imagination to see what adventures in my work will unfold. I continue to explore with gratitude!
Life is about the learning and finding your joy!