This series was inspired by the Kyoto Cherry Blossoms.
Years ago, the Japanese government gifted 100 cherry trees to Toronto's High Park. Each year, after the perpetually brutal Canadian winter, I await the explosion of colour and the beauty of these spring blooms.
This is my celebration of the new, new life, new season, new day.
Kissed Series Porcelain Copper Red and Celadon
I am a self-confessed Glaze Nerd!
I love to see the reaction of glazes and seeing the process of the making.
Sometimes we get a special love. The Copper Kiss is one of my favourite.
My love of the 'process' is most apparent with the wood fired vessels. Pieces are usually have a glazed interior and bare porcelain exterior. The atmospheric high fire wood kiln shows the movement of the flame and ash and the power of the fire. Each time a wood kiln door is cracked, I am humbled.
Blue & White Porcelain Everyday Ware
I draw some inspiration from historical porcelain. Blue and white ware from China, Japan and Korea. Even the chinoiserie of western europe. I am also attracted to the minimalist aesthetic of mid century Danish and Scandinavian functional ware.
This is my ode to all of the above.
The teapot is one of the most difficult forms to design. The size, scale, proportions and function are all critical components to make up the whole.
My porcelain teapots with handmade cane handles are the creation of years of practice, practice, practice.
The bowl is a universal vessel used by all cultures around the globe. These teabowls and meditation bowls were created with mindfulness and presence in mind. The fine porcelain is so delicate that one must be completely present to hold and bring into ones space. Each is unique and one of a kind but all are brilliantly translucent where form meets function.
rapid wood fired teabowl
A curated selection of works from my professional career as a working potter.