In high fired reduction kilns glazes and clays reveal their true potential. Finishes are tied to the atmosphere of the firing allowing for a large range of natural colors and blushing effects.
Each clay body comes with its own limitations and abilities. Coarse clay made with lots of sand can support itself in ways porcelain cannot. The choices made during the formation and finishing of sculptures are in response to how the type of clay behaves.
I've had the fortune of working closely with nature for many years. At an apple orchard I saw the functioning diversity. On an alpaca farm I learned of the strength of life in the face of the elements and death. I am grateful to witness the passing seasons and create and reflect accordingly.