Welcome to my Pottery Tool Studio
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Everyone likes to know where an artist's ideas come from. Mine flow from bringing wood and clay together, chasing the idea of a perfect curve across a bowl or platter, wanting my tools to be as beautiful as that moment is.
I love wood grain. It just begs me to create a form to capture, use and display what caught my eye when I first saw it. I am a visual and tactile person. I think things should look beautiful and feel beautiful. I shape and sand my tools to feel smooth and natural in the hand. I could make something of wood just to look at, but how much better to make something that belongs in the hand.