BAM Pottery (aka: Bizarre Amazing & Magical) Pottery
About BAM Pottery:
We believe that art is inspired, partly by what we experience around us, and partly by what the clay inspires us do with it. It is a meld of my thoughts, my heart, my spirit and nature; all using my hands in harmony to create sculptures in clay that seem to take on a life of their own.
By using different colored clay and combining them for different elements I bring out distinctive features in each piece. After a piece is thrown or hand built, I modify the main body and sculpt each piece before adding stains and under glazes for color before glazing them to provide true functionality. With each piece, goes some small part of my personality; each being a one-of-a-kind creations.
One need only to look closely and after some study, see that each piece has its own personality. Before any features are added, I carefully study each thrown form, from there I only bring out that personality by added clay and color to what I see in that form. I find that my most satisfying and inspired creations are when I work with the clay, not against it. By not forcing too much into the piece, I am rewarded.
Since 1980, when I first started, my art has grown and evolved. My goal is to continue to evolve and grow as an artist, and as an individual.