The clay tells the garden's story.
Working with delicate glazes in a fashion similar to a
watercolorist, than a potter, Natures’ Collage posses a
Fresh petals are used to create a collage of delicate
impressions in the soft clay. Mother Nature’s natural objects,
Victorian laces, or other vintage heirlooms are impressed for
bold texture. Those textures enriches the clay's story, as it
After a bisque firing, “glaze colors” are blended for application.
Glazing one petal at a time, each individual piece of pottery
becomes a one of a kind handmade fossil for the 21st century, a
perfect mix of modern and vintage designs.
|wall pockets...pockets hold stuff
mother nature's textures or victorian laces
frame the collage of petals. Functional and pretty.
blue iris ...and all that jazz
|My garden is the inspiration for Natures
Collage. The petals and leaves are the
collage materials. My favorite tunes and
upbeat melodies set the pace in the studio,
as i work.
Daises imprinted in the clay.
Mother Nature rules Carte Blanche....
....the garden is hers. Using her full discretionary power weeds, bugs, and petals all come together every spring. It is
beautiful. Natures Collage is my artist interpretation (to represent by means of art) of that phenomenon. Fortunate for this
artists, each flower also has a legend. I come from a long line of storytellers. Now, I can combine our family tradition with my
art, and become a claytalker. Being a Claytalker is about rearranging the ART of storytelling so that the clay speaks.
Irises are considered messengers...dating back to the Greek legend of iris of the rainbow the goddess that carried the
message from the gods to the earth. Leaving many to believing that is why there are so many colors of irises, each
message came in a new color.
The daisy expresses sentiment. When petals fall away they go dancing with breezes, delivering a thought...or sentiment to
The hydrangea is devotion, steadfastness.
Nature's Collage is a collection of pottery for home décor. Add a dash of Carte Blanche to you walls, and celebrate
springtime all year round. My first art class was in Ping Tung, Taiwan...I was in the second grade. That influence just stuck.
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