Most of my work is experimental. I don't have a defined direction when I approach clay, and thus do not stay with anyone direction long enough to be able to say that my work is my signature and is easily identified with me. I will start a series today not knowing when I will deviate from it and go another direction.
The work of my peers inspires me to try other avenues of technique when working with clay. So today I may do sculpture and tomorrow I will find my self-sitting at my wheel throwing mugs. The following day may find me trying to fabricate a mould that will allow me to create the perfect bowl form, more than one time. Another day will find me working with my brushes trying to let my inner self-push the boundaries of the three-dimension form that is on my workbench in front of me.
I do want to gain recognition for my efforts, not necessarily for monetary gain, but for the satisfaction that I created something that the publics enjoys and wishes to own. I make art for the joy of filling the world with objects that I create and that I feel are beautiful.
I consider myself a visual artist who; slips in and out of the functional world, researching in the experimental glaze arena, dabbling in the painting process and playing in the modeling and sculpting disciplines. I will allow my feelings to decide where I will go with clay-art today.
I have recently started to enjoy making sculpture. My latest project is working with the Serge Borassa bronze foundry located at St-Robert, Quebec; just out side of Sorel. I am awaiting my latest series of bronze pieces.
The major difficulty working with bronze sculptures is finding a place in the studio where one can use wax and plaster without contaminating the workspace for clay art..
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