My work is pit fired ceramic. Pit firing, one of the most primitive of firing methods, requires surrender of control over results. I surrender my artwork and control to fire and trust in what will emerge. This process is dependent on trust and faith. Just as one day can be more beautiful than the next, I am given differing blessings from the pit. A few are more amazing than others. As we can trust in the light returning on a daily basis, I have come to trust the powerful pieces emerging from the flames. I am drawn to the mystery and magic of the ancient and try to evoke similar responses in my art. The Hebrew words for faith, emunah and art, omanut come from the same root. My pieces represent the constant struggle to find the light amidst the darkness and chaos of our lives.
I am so delighted that I have been asked to host a program on the arts on Cable Television called Bay Area ArtBeat. We have produced several episodes so far. The show has aired on Berkeley Community Media (BCM) channel 28 and can be streamed online. You can watch interviews from my Bay Area ArtBeat show on my YouTube channel.
I have a three-part piece in the 2019 Annual Art Show in Berkeley City Hall. There will be a public celebration in the late afternoon of March 1, 2019.