I have been living the dream! After closing my large studio and gallery in Dripping Springs I have been learning to play in the clay, allowing myself the freedom to explore. I still love to make pottery, large and small, using wheel techniques, but have taken the dive into hand-building and sculpture. What fun! To the Texas Clay Festival I bring a mix of all I have been doing and making. This year I’ve focused on several series of animals, Birds, Big Cats and Elephants. Each series has a background of study both anatomic, environmental and in some cases, cultural. I am looking for a way to make each animal look at me and say something. Listen close and maybe one will talk to you!