pigmentation of my ceramic sculptures. I began making paints
I apply to my fired clay pieces much as a Peruvian ceramic artist
might do. The colors are painted on (usually with a binder of
polymer emulsion). Buffering by hand gives the pieces a modest gloss.
Ceramic glaze was first invented by Korean potters. Their idea spread
all across the globe, following the caravan routes across Central Asia
into Europe. In the Americas glaze, a melted glass coating, was never
used in pottery.
The clay I use is usually Laguna or Imco Sculpture Mix. Sometimes I
apply commercial ceramic oxides or carbonates to my work. Infrequently
I have utilized raku glazes.
My work could be described as earthenware. Many of my pieces
I originally began creating in clay in 1977, but it was not until 1988 that I
began in earnest to explore ceramic sculpture. Subsequently I have
made many hundreds of sculptures, figurines, beads, wallpieces, masks