Tree of Life Potters
This unique form of ceramics is created from hand-built stoneware clay slabs designed with tedious impressions of Appalachian plants set delicately into patterns and mandalas that are highlighted by iron-oxides and various glazes. Honoring the vast botanical realms of the Appalachian bio-region, each platter, plate, vase, mug, bowl, and jewelry piece is handcrafted and as unique as the plants that were impressed into them. This technique has been passed down from a university level trained father to son, and is inspired by visionary art, indigenous mysticism and the powerful magic found in the lush forests of the Blue Ridge mountains.
The true vision of my art is to reconnect humanity to love and the eloquent healing powers of nature through connection, inspiration, and deeper understanding, thus creating a mutual respect and intention to heal the wounds of our heavily impacted planet.