Echo Valley Pottery

     

The ceramic works I create are primarily decorative objects. Whether made as container type vessels or wall pieces . They all have a common thread , nature and archaeology. My love of both highly inspire the works. I primarily use primitive firings , saggar, raku ,pit and wood . All of which are ancient ways of treating clay objects. The theme of trees and plants emerging from the earth are seen in the work. Further strengthened by the use of old wood and tree fungi as handles . Plant materials are used in my glaze as added colorants along with local clays. With the addition of some locally made cut nails and old wire on the vessel rims represents trees and plants reaching from earth to the sky.