Frustule Flower, Micro Grow Series
hand-built ceramic, 4.25” x 7.25” x 6.75”
Introducing Micro Grow Series incorporating architecture of micro-marine organisms with Frustule Flower. Embodying elements of marine diatoms allows light and air to dance with its many poses. Each position presents a new perspective characteristic of the Grow series.
A frustule is the cell wall of a diatom composed of silica, inspiring this work. Diatoms have earned the title Lungs of the Planet providing over 25% of Earth’s oxygen.
Being a ceramicist offers an intimate connection for the brick of my kiln is made from the remains of million year old diatoms from the ocean floor called diatomaceous earth. The silica structure of the diatom is the material of glazes and particulates of clay body. This single-cell marine organism not only generously provides oxygen for our planet, it makes this ceramicist’s artistic breath and process possible.
Total Solar Eclipse Homage
hand-built ceramic, 7.5” x 5.5” x 7”
A peek inside captures the totality of this eclipse. Aug 21, 2017 North America was front row as the moon aligned with the sun giving Earth this rare celectial performance.
hand-built ceramic, 12” x 6.5 x 12.5”
hand-built ceramic, 5.5” x 9” x 7”
hand-built ceramic, 4.5” x 7” x 5”