This earthly, firing process gives me the opportunity to combine my spirituality with my vision of the physical universe.  
Pots are thrown on the wheel and hand-burnished with a rock after drying to a leather hard texture.  Glazes are not used.  
After a low temperature, bisque-firing in the electric kiln, pots are then pit-fired in the sand at Point Reyes National
Seashore.  A close relationship develops with my pottery and other earthly elements such as the sand , wood, cow dung,
salt, copper carbonate, sun, wind, the ocean and most of all, the fire.  My students and I work as a team;digging the pit,
building the fire and letting go of the results.  The blazing fire and smoke in the pit creates natural and spontaneous
designs of color on the glossy surfaces of the pots.
Native Pot - 9"
Orb - 8"
THE PIT FIRE SITE
POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, CA
Native Pot - 8"
THE PIT FIRE
Bisqued Pots . Before The Pit Fire
Vase - 9"
Prayer Bowl - 5"
Treasure Box - 5"
PIT FIRED
POTTERY