Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Marks of a Maker

All of my sculptures start out the exact same way...as a simple lump of clay. 
Hours are dedicated to each piece. Shaping poking, adding, and subtracting clay as needed until they end up some sort of silly smiling quirky little creature.

I'm sure you will find the "mark of the maker" on each and every one of them. Nope... I'm not talking about my initials that are stamped into the underside of each one of them, I'm talking about the "marks of the maker" that can't be stamped. These marks are a genuine part of the process of making something handmade. Those little nicks, divits, finger prints, lumps, bumps and bruises, are what make them special and I love this about them. So when you hold one of my creations in your hands I hope that you will take a moment to appreciate all that goes into making them...marks and all.