When I first noticed magnolia trees, the exteroceptive–interoceptive workings of craft began to run neural pathways to feed my soul. External and internal sensory perceptual processing is a root function of craft wherein we absorb our environment, emotionally observe and physically respond to what we find pleasing or significant, and then—we make. What we valueContinue reading “Craft as Environmentalism”
“The Enormity of Small” This summer I’ll be showing a collection of photos, embroidery, mixed media and sculptural ceramic work all reflecting on the theme of observing the world up close. The show will run from July 30 until August 12th at the Hornby Island Arts Council Gallery in the Woods at Sollans Road. Hours areContinue reading “Exhibition August 2018”
It’s been almost 20 years since I dedicated my practice to carving white porcelain. These past few months, with the completion of one life-dream and a solid taking stock of my studio direction, I’m playing with colour and gold. So far, it feels pretty good. Freeing. Even fun. I’m not sure where this colour themeContinue reading “Colour”
In the lexicon of craft, the word “process” holds a universe of meaning: inspired: to draw in, as in breath; to take in essential life force; haptic: using proprioceptive, exteroceptive, and interoceptive senses of touch; resonant: evocative of memory, sensation, vibration; instinct: innate knowing.