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The surface and the ability to create a finish that speaks of layering and aging has always fascinated me.  In my exploration of soda glazing I have achieved surfaces that resemble lichens and weathered walls.  The works provide a formal canvas to explore the surface and to set up conditions for effects that can never be precisely repeated.  The unpredictable painting with fire on the clay over the controlled mark making and construction develops a dimension of tension between the organic and contrived, of nature and man. 

Like the forces of nature, unpredictability plays an important part in the process and the final outcome of the surface. 
   
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