This body of work is defined by a fascination with a world under the sea, specifically by our endangered Coral Reefs. Found around coastlines in the tropics, the Coral Reefs provide homes for about a third of all fish species on Earth.
With this in mind, I have a clear vision of a finished Coral Reef Sculpture. I use a combination of wheel thrown pieces, coils, and slabs. I alter by pinching, cutting, and adding clay until my piece emerges.
My Coral Reef Sculptures are decorated with colored slips and underglazes while still wet and then fired to 1830°. After adding pigmented washes, up to six glazes and glass, my final firing to 2,232 degrees completes the process.
Each Coral Reef piece can be combined with others to create a unique set.