My ceramic teapots and vessels are comprised of wheel thrown then altered components which often take on a playful animated biomorphic personality. Many have developed a haughty attitude.
This body of work is greatly influenced by my fascination with subtle movement. My many studio windows open to an active lakeside landscape — one of the many rewards of living in Atlanta. Daily I view vegetation reaching upwards, the heads of flowers turning slowly to follow the sun’s path. Numerous bird feeders outside my studio windows are the meeting place for a variety of aviary visitors. It is here I observe their heads cocked, listening for warnings, greetings and mating calls. This observed behavior has resulted in a humanization to the long necks of my vessels, as well as the spouts and handles of my teapots.