Marks and Memories
Four years ago my friend Jenna Sartor, a great life coach, asked me to list 50 things I loved to do as a child and 100 things I love to do as an adult. I found this assignment quite fun. I let my consciousness flow remembering things like how I loved searching for the fresh litter of kittens in Grandfather’s barn. There was a reoccurring theme, NATURE. Jenna pointed out how many of my answers had to do with being outdoors in nature. I was not aware of this until I took the test. Much of my life has been about getting things done maybe being a little too serious. I had lost touch with my inner child. I love being outdoors exploring the details and drinking it all in.
Two years ago I moved to Asheville, North Carolina to do an intensive immersion into Ceramics at The Village Potters, under the direction of my friend Sarah Wells Rolland, owner and Master Potter. The first winter, during holiday break something started emerging in my work. The images I had viewed on my nature walks and excursions started flowing through my hands into the clay. I loved the process as much as the outcome. This season I’m celebrating the memories, impressions, and the marks of my 1st winter in Asheville.