Bas Relief Sculpture: My clay reliefs are 2.5 D carved clay "paintings." Dimensionality creates a sense of space, drawing the you in. Using multiple layers of stoneware clay, I shape, carve and texture, replicating my own photographs. I paint the dry clay with multiple colored clay slips, then fire them in either an electric or gas kiln. The clay and glazes work together to imitate scenes of European walled cities, Provencal homes, Oregon's iconic structures, landscapes or the structure of plants, like windmill palms or bamboo. Chickens and other animals: Most begin life as a wheel thrown vessels or bowl, which I distort and carve, adding thrown parts and elements like feet or head. Each chicken is realistic and true to a specific breed. My husband makes nesting boxes from old re-cycled cedar fencing. Etruscan inspired figures: My Etruscan/Giacometti explorations began with a life size clay woman, which, thankfully evolved into small animals, flying rabbits, leaping dolphins and other figures. Functional pottery: I cannot give up my functional roots of making tableware - mugs, bowls, etc. My work has very clean lines and simple glazes that I mix from scratch. I have also been exploring texture techniques and how texture interacts with glazes.