All sculptures are made from a stoneware or earthenware clays. Many I create by cutting slabs of clay and constructing much like a leather craftsman would. The SADDLEPEOPLE are made by forming a hollow cylinder, creating the shape and then adding the detailed pieces. They are first fired in a 'bisque' firing to burn out all moisture and organic materials, then fired to the temperature of 2200 degrees for the stoneware and about 1800 for the earthenware. Glazes and stains have been applied for this second firing.
The gold, platinum and copper that I use for the buckles, zippers and bits are applied for the third firing of 1285 degrees.

EXTRAS
ceramic 27"

GRASS EATER
ceramic 40"

STEVE'S APRON
ceramic 48"

TRAILBLAZER
ceramic 48"

AFTER THE HUNT
ceramic 36" x 38" x 38"

DRIVIN'
ceramic 18"

THE NEW PUP
ceramic 24"

I moved from making pottery to creating ceramic sculpture. The materials and processes were much the same as my earlier pots. The subject matter of the pottery and sculpture reflected my interest in all things equestrian.  
I choose to create abstractions within the work to challange the viewer to take a more critical look, not mistaking the sculpture for the real thing. 

D RING SNAFFLE
ceramic 32"

KAREN
ceramic  19"

SPUR
​ceramic  9"

REINS
ceramic  16"

BETTIE
rear view

BETTIE
ceramic  27"

As I was creating many of my equestrian sculptures, I began to notice that several sculptures  in someway resembled people I knew. 
I called the new works SADDLEPEOPLE and many were inspired by friends of mine, through their stance, attitude and decoration.

COWBOY
​ceramic    23"

THE GATHERER
ceramic  17"

COWBOY
rear view

THE GATHERER
side view

HOW DO I GET MYSELF SO WRAPPED UP?
ceramic  19"

REINED IN
ceramic  20"

REINED IN
rear view

THE HAND THAT GIVES, GATHERS
ceramic  16"

WALK ABOUT
rear view

BETH BECKONSTANCE
rear view

BETH BECKONSTANCE
ceramic  28"

WALK ABOUT
ceramic  24"

DANCING WITH LIFE
​ceramic  20" 

DANCING WITH LIFE
rear view

LILLY
rear view

LILLY
ceramic 24"

FREEDOM WINGS
ceramic 23"

ROSE
ceramic 20"

ROSE
rear view

COWBOY IN FRINGE
ceramic 30"

PATRICIA
ceramic  22"

BLACK EYED SUSIE
ceramic  22''

MARY
rear view

MARY
ceramic 24"

rear view

SHE WEARS HER HEART ON HER SLEEVE
ceramic 24"

JASPER
ceramic/picture jasper stone  28"

LILLY
ceramic wall sculpture  16"

FREEDOM WINGS ll
ceramic  20"

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