Even in the middle of these crazy winter storms we’ve been having, I try to get out into nature everyday. My dog Indy is my partner in crime for these adventures which can consist of an easy stroll along west cliff drive to long hikes into the redwoods or a road trip up the coast in search of empty beaches and washed up treasures. I usually share photos from these explorations on my Instagram feed (click the link to follow along) but thought I’d share a few here too.
The textures, colors, structures and compositions I try to capture these photos all follow me back into the studio and manifest themselves in some way into my clay forms. It can seem like a guilty pleasure to take a few hours each day for exploring and wandering when I could be in the studio building but I truly believe that without exploration there would be no inspiration.