1-MAPA talk 4-2015My inspiration originates from the natural world in my everyday surroundings. An ongoing fascination with botanical drawing, scientific depiction of insects, and meticulous medical illustration, has dramatically altered my approach in handling clay.

Creating discriminating, sensitive, artful pottery fulfills and satisfies my creative needs on all levels. Releasing my concentrated life energy in this joyful way in turn strengthens others.

In the course of our existence, it is possible to live an entire lifetime never touching anything handmade. Like those who lived before me, I am committed to recreating nature’s detail with an ageless material.

Through this renaissance of my work, I hope you will contemplate the natural world in a fresh way. Beauty is all encompassing, and joy is found in unexpected places.

Take a look at reality in detail.