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Life is about layers . . . what we see on the surface is often a brief glimpse into what is underneath. I have always been interested in going deeper, understanding people and their complexities. Clay monoprinting has a unique style which integrates texture, color, depth and design. In my work I add layer upon layer of colored slip (wet clay) onto a flat slab of stoneware clay incorporating a variety of techniques. Once I have a design and composition that speaks to me, I pull a print and peel away a layer and then another layer. To my delight, there is always something new and unexpected that is revealed. If you look closely at my work, you will see the top layer and slowly other layers emerge just like getting to know someone over time. There is also a playfulness to my art, a freedom, spontaneity and trust in the process of design.