OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

???????????????????????????????  ???????????????????????????????  ???????????????????????????????  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I love to work in metal.  I am seduced by fire, by the tools, the malleability and transformational qualities of the materials.

 I use bone carvings in some of my pieces, creating the tiny moon faces and bas relief carvings that characterize this work.  Each is different: I collect expressions, sketching faces and capturing moods to use in new pieces. I am now introducing animal-human faces into some of my pieces that are inspired by Celtic transformation myths.  I’m trying to capture the surprise a critter- or person- would experience once the perhaps unintended transformation has begun.

 Pieces evolve from these carvings, from stories, photographs of memorable places or times and interesting stones. I have been experimenting with textures and patinas in combination with imagery to create narrative pieces that work like miniature paintings. I am also working on more three-dimensional pieces like my pods, and using fold-forming on a small scale. These pieces have organic but imaginary forms.

I want my pieces to have presence and scale, but to remain light and always wearable.

I am always learning and exploring of ideas, materials and fabrication techniques. As long as there are technical and creative challenges, I will hammer on.

Me recent

see Barbara Mullally’s exhibition with potter Maureen Marcotte, May 17 – July 3, 2016

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA