In form the slabs resemble mountains or tombstones, and are essentially gigantic glaze test tiles. Their simple surface is ideal for experimental glaze layering. It was a way of creating a standardized form in ceramic, like the vase, cup or teapot, that can allow for a painting-like process to occur in the glazing/finishing. As I went along, the idea of imitating landscape elements became more interesting, and I created freestanding representations of walls, sand hills, and roads winding through mountains.


Similar to the Slab series, the fans and holes are freestanding, flat, vertical sculptures. They too were intended to resemble natural forms, however, these are based on underwater plant life as a basis for the abstraction. As the series went on, so too did the distortion of form into blocks and grids.