This seashell hints at my inspiration for both my glaze colors and my clay choice. The fruit bowl is a wonderful bringing together of the colors and textures in the seashell photo. This simple yet elegant bowl holds the blues, whites and browns of a sandy beach in summer and brings the ocean into any home.
People often ask me where my colors come from, what has inspired my choices… I created my own glazes and colors over many years and my inspiration is the ocean and the coastal peoples and places of my childhood play. The fruit bowl captures the seashell and sand colors quite intentionally. Before I became a potter I lived in a big Canadian city for a number of years and I would always pick up pottery on my summer vacation, hoping to bring a piece home that would carry some of my memories from a seaside summer into the bitter cold Canadian Winter.
My hope is that some of my pottery, which I now create in my east coast community, will do that for my customers.