Using stamps for decorating has become a mainstay in my work. I love the meditative process of hand carving each one. This process demands an attention to detail and serves as a balance for the "broader strokes" approach I'm attempting in my throwing practice these days.
This hops design, from 2014 was inspired by all the beer talk around here and Peter Hopkins' hops farm in Pownal, Vermont.
For me there is little separation between prayer, nature, music, and making. Every piece is an attempt at better understanding how these things are connected and how they bring us closer to ourselves. Every day in the studio is an exploration of the soul. Sometimes it's silent and reflective. Sometimes it's raucus and celebratory. It's all prayer. It's all a celebration of life and an acknowledgment of the inexplicable energy that surrounds us and is in us and is infinite. It's centering, It's meditative. It's wild. And I feel called to do it. Every day.
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It's an amazing life; it is living at it's most profound and I'm grateful every day for this work.
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