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Work from 2004

This work was done while I was in my last year of undergraduate and while at Paseo Pottery in Oklahoma City.

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Crossed
Stoneware, Pit Fired
25 inches by 12 inches
2004
 
I am beginning to draw more and more inspiration from the human form. In this piece, I was inspired by a figure sitting with their legs crossed, with one leg higher than the other. Of course, it is a loose interpretation.

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Wrapped Up Two
Stoneware, Pit Fired
34 by 16 Inches
2004
 
This piece was pit fired in a new technique that I am still experimenting with. The process, which is detailed further down in the page, is the most immediate way that I have discovered to finish a piece. Unlike the iron oxide I use on some of my other pieces, the effects are subtle and, to a large degree, out of my control.

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Woman Wrapped
Stoneware, Pit fired
34 inches by 10 inches
2004

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Couple
Stoneware, Pit Fired
22 inches by 12 inches
2004
 
Couple is a piece that continues a theme I have been working on this past year. The theme is one of unity, yet individuality. At the base and at the top this piece is one, but the middle contains two seperate entities. The two seperate pieces are joined forever, but retain their own identities. It is perhaps modeled after my husband and myself.

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Wrapped Up
Stoneware, Iron Oxide Stain
20 inches by 18 inches
2004
 
Wrapped Up was inspired by my little niece. She came out one day, after a bath, completely wrapped in a towel, looking content and happy. This piece evolved from that image. It is not, of course, a portrait, but rather an abstract interpretation of this particular scene. My goal was to make this pot look as comfortable and complete as she did in that moment.

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Untitled(Holding)
Stoneware, Iron Oxide Stain
21 inches by 8 inches
2004
 
This piece is modeled on the familiar theme of mother and child. The large pot cradles and protects the smaller "egg," just as parent protects child.

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Holding
Stoneware, Iron Oxide Stain
20 inches by 7 inches
2004

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Unity
Stoneware, Iron Oxide Stain
23 inches by 12 inches
2004
 
Unity is a coil built form that was shaped as one coil was put on another. The basic form was sketched before building began, but the form was changed slightly as building progressed. After being built, texture was added to this piece by scraping the surface with a metal tool

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Hanging
Stoneware, Iron Oxide Stain, Twine
24 inches by 10 inches
2004

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