Embracing fresh techniques to experience new channels of creativity. Working with clay and returning to the “bear theme” or inventing new themes such as “bowls on stumps”. Surprising results are created from the Raku technique when they appear from the kiln, a “rustic zen” excitement.From the rawness of Raku to the finesse of earthenware a new technique is born. Taking the portrait gallery of the old “school kids”paintings and reinventing them in this new faience style.