• Introducing: “Shhh…Big Mama’s Praying!”

    Each time I begin a new journey in clay, I’m constantly questioning my ability to start and complete the vision of the piece that’s in my head.   In my hesitation, I’m drawn to God’s Word to find strength and direction on next steps.  I often sit quietly and think of the person or persons whose journey of faith influenced my own journey of faith.   In this instance, the memory of my grandmother (who we called “Big Mama”) praying came across my mind. Even as a small child, it was an unwritten rule that all activities stopped in the household while she prayed. There was a sense of reverence in…

  • Introducing: Mr. Samuel

    My goal as a Christian artist is to capture faith-filled moments in clay that evoke positive emotions and gentle remembrance of a person whose faith touched the lives of those whose paths they crossed, even if momentarily.  This piece captures one brief moment in clay of the spirit of gratitude for one of life’s simple gifts such as a plentiful harvest and a heart’s desire to give thanks.   Growing up in the mid-west, my family’s garden was a place where my parents spent a large portion of their evening hours tending rows of various greens and tomatoes, which often graced our table.  Having been smitten by the same desire of…

  • Introducing: Esther

    Allow me to introduce, “Esther” and her moment captured in clay entitled, “Hope in the waiting.” My goal as a Christian artist is to capture faith-filled moments in clay that evoke positive emotions and gentle remembrance of a person whose faith touched the lives of those whose paths they crossed, even if momentarily.  The particular moment embodied in this piece is that of hope while doing one of life’s hardest act of obedience…waiting.   While reading this particular Psalm from the Passion Translation, I was especially touched by verse 5 of David’s soliloquy to the Father: “This is why I wait upon you, expecting your breakthrough, for your word brings me…