Birth -12.02.1964 Las Vegas Nevada, USA Education - San Francisco Art Institute, Bachelor Fine Arts 1994 Live and work in Berlin, Germany since 1998 I make insects from clay. My work is solely for decoration and beauty...
... I have been making insects for nearly 10 years now. Each insect is made from several small clay parts held together with small pins of stainless steel wire hidden beneath the clay to form a single creation. The legs, antennas, are also made of clay, with a thin wire core. Each piece is formed and put together, glazed, and fired in one piece. The clay and wire are fired together at a temperature of 1080 C. No Glue is used. Each insect is mounted on a Gallery frame, wood, measuring 28 x 28 centimeters. I have been selling over 350 pieces a year since 2010 at galleries, museums, and through my website. Although they look fragile I send my work through the mail without an issue.