Member Since: Feb 2016
Gerald spent more than 25 years in Idaho. While there, he attended Idaho State University as a Fine Arts major and earned his B.A. While at ISU, he continued his study of geology. His love of clay and his fascination with rocks eventually merged into one passion, leading him to develop his unique art forms.
Gerald employs the variety of techniques he has developed over nearly 16 years to create his truly one-of-a-kind stoneware ceramics. It’s a process that begins by throwing a closed form on the wheel. While the piece is still on the wheel, colored slips are added to create the stratification. After a period of drying, he begins the altering process by paddling the form until it takes on the shape and characteristics of a river stone. The resulting pieces are reminiscent of stratified sedimentary stones worn and smoothed by water. After creating several stones in a variety of shapes and sizes, he further refines his art into sculpture for the table, home, and garden.