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My masked figures are inspired by dreams, memories, fairy tales, circus performers and the dramas that explore ambiguity, disguise, seduction and sometimes deception. I want to express a celebration of life’s mysterious intricacies that intrigue and fascinate me. My hope is to encourage a personal response from the viewer that will allow them to make their own connections to the work. I fire my work several times using underglazes, slips and stains, and sometimes beeswax. I consider the clay my canvas, and each step in the process is carefully considered as the work evolves.

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