and raised in
Tiwi creates salt-fired stoneware sculptural and utilitarian works, often with applied and incised animal and floral elements. Her work is influenced by her background as a linguist, and by the study of traditional ceramic forms. The influence of Japanese folk pottery, Celtic styles, and other ancient pottery traditions is reflected in her work. Although many of the forms she creates are influenced by traditional styles, they are constructed with a personal touch and an organic freedom that adds a wonderful asymmetry to the work, and makes her work unmistakably her own.
“My way to clay was a long way, beginning after years of
schooling in linguistics and years of college teaching, something not
directly related to the arts. Somewhere
along the line, I took a beginning ceramics class from Jim Shepard, a
prominent potter in the
|Starfish Trinket Box||Salt Fired Handled Vase||Tiwi sculpting a trinket box|