Bas Relief Sculpture: My clay reliefs are essentially 2.5 D carved paintings. The 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 a large electric or gas kiln. The clay and glazes work together to imitate scenes of European walled cities, Provencal homes, Oregon's iconic structures and landscapes or the structural quality of plants, like windmill palms, bamboo or tree limbs. Chickens and other animals: Most begin life as a wheel thrown vessels or bowl, which I then distort and carve, adding other thrown parts and elements like feet or head. Each chicken is realistic and true to a specific breed, some are “free range!” My husband makes the nesting boxes made from re-cycled cedar. 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, simple glazes that I mix from scratch. I have also been exploring different texture techniques and how texture interacts with the glazes.