"In every walk in nature, one receives far more than he seeks."
"My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.."
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.. "
The beauty and grandeur of nature can bring many positive thoughts and feelings to your mind and soul. The color choices, combinations and layering that I use glazing my ocean pottery were inspired by some of the amazing places I have been and nature’s incredible beauty. Since I have lived in California the majority of my life, most of my inspiration comes from places in this beautiful and varied state.
So, as you scroll down this page, you will find a list of the current lines of nature pottery, with a brief description of that particular place. You will also see photos of nature in those specific locations, along with close-ups of the nature pottery glazes.
My hope is that when you bring a piece of my pottery into your home, you will somehow experience the hope, peace and joy that I feel every time I stare in wonder at a breathtaking sunset, crashing ocean waves, majestic mountains, or the intricate details of a delicate flower.
I have not made some of these lines in a few years. However, I still have the most of the glazes and would be happy to create a custom piece for you!
This beach is near the little town of Cambria, one of our favorite weekend getaways when we lived on the Central Coast. We enjoyed strolling along the water looking for shells and colorful stones to take home as treasured mementos.
If you ever have a chance to go scuba diving in the waters around the Channel Islands, you will see the beauty of kelp. This area, near Santa Barbara, is home to one third of the kelp forests in Southern California.
Aqua, teal, and turquoise are just a few of the colors of blue in the ocean waves that crash onto this beautiful beach just north of San Diego. This is one of my favorite places to show off to visitors who have never been to California. This is one of my favorite lines for our nature-inspired pottery and ceramics inspired by nature.
This is one of San Diego's most desirable spots for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The water is calm and the cove is ecologically protected.
Windansea Beach is a picturesque beach n La Jolla, California. The name comes from a hotel at this spot named Windansea that burned down in the 1940’s. Windansea is an expert surfing spot and due to rocks and strong currents, it’s not a great swimming area.
Oceanside is now my home town! My ceramic studio is only five minutes from this beach and I love going there after work to enjoy the vast beauty of the ocean!
Taking a drive along Highway 1, you will see the rugged cliffs overlooking the deep blue sea churning against the rocky shoreline
Sedona, Arizona is one of my favorite places in the whole world! The majestic red rock formations create an unforgettable vision of how beautiful and creative the natural world can be. I truly believe this place is a “must-see” because it is so incredibly gorgeous!
Watching a gorgeous sunset is probably one of the most awe-inspiring things to do almost anywhere in the world. I love watching hoards people rush to the beach with their cameras to try to capture the moment. I decided to keep the name of this line fairly generic because I honestly couldn’t decide which beach had the best sunset.
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch is a fifty-acre dazzling rainbow of beautiful ranunculus flowers set on a hillside overlooking the striking Carlsbad, California coastline. The flowers are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year – from early March through early May – literally bringing the famous fields back to life.
Carlsbad is home to many gorgeous beaches with white sand and aqua blue ocean. It is also where I show my art at least once a year!
I have fond memories of taking our children to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and watching them learn how to scuba dive in this amazing outdoor lagoon filled with sea life.