This series of objects originated while I was working on a project to honor and celebrate the 100th birthday for M.C. Richards in July of 2016.

Creating fine art objects with clay shifts them into sculptural objects. These pieces were fired once at the "bisque" stage. Here they remain fragile and exposed, a pivotal point in the process that is usually not seen or even thought of as complete. 

Potters define bisque as ware which has been fired once and has no chemically bonded water left in the clay. Bisque is a true ceramic material, although the clay body has not yet reached maturity. It can also be called biscuit or bisc.  

Clay as fine art series (2015)
latern, 2015.                                                        holy grail with 2 chalices, 2015.
altar bowl, 2015.