This pottery is inspired by the ceramics of antiquity.
Art from the civilizations of the Fertile Crescent, which has survived to this day, evokes a desert world — a world that remains largely a mystery.
In this hurried life we seek rest and repose — an oasis where refreshment and peace prevail. These pots are from that place and, it is hoped, radiate a sense of history, of mystery and dignity. They're called OASIS out of an appreciation for integrated living and a guess that we may recover a certain dignity by finding a model in our own past.
My love of the desert informs the color choices. The pitted and multicolored surfaces are intentional. May they bring desert textures, colors, quietude —- and mystery — to the table.