Artist Statement

I create ceramic sculptures that capture and blend symbols of nostalgic happiness with seemingly juxtaposing influences. Often it is the elements in opposition that ground us in place of balance.

I find inspiration in my deep South roots and urban surroundings, geometry and iconography, and nature’s organic forms and aspects of modern design. Surface and touch, specifically the interaction with a piece after it is fired, are important. I vary my use of oxides, raw clay body and glazes with textural elements and smoothness and impart moments of surprise like with a rattle hidden inside a closed form.

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johnnysaucedojr says: Loved the golden bears!