I have lived in the Verde Valley for 30 years, where I work out of my studio set among the Red Rocks. I draw my inspiration from the native landscape, people, and animals, to create my present and evolving works in clay.

I graduated from UCLA. When I started playing with clay, I knew this was the direction I wanted to follow forever. Porcelain is the main clay I like to use for my functional pieces, always using lead free glazes. However, I also like the bright colors of the low fire glazes for my Raku creations and fantasy platters.

I have traveled extensively in Mexico, North and South America, Europe, and Africa. I found in every country the indigenous people creating their vessels and masks to represent their spirits. I, too, am a mask maker, both large and small.

I look forward to a long relationship with the spirit of my clay and those who appreciate its beauty. ENJOY!

 

Calligraphy:

 

A little about me:

My background includes over 30 years of experience as a professional Calligrapher. I love to do commission work; a special poem or saying; wedding invitations and envelopes and any situation where you want to add that special "personal touch".

I also teach privately and taught for many years at the college level. My hand made cards can also include your personal message. I enjoy using custom papers and unique colors - and collage is my new path and art form.

Lately, I have been using clay as yet anther medium for my lettering.

 

Claywrite - Ceramics and Calligraphy

 

Ceramics

mt mug interior

mt mug interior

happy birthday card I

happy birthday card I

every season

every season

Amerika

Amerika

grandfather

grandfather

017 (2)

017 (2)

Nature is the inspiration of my artwork. I have lived in Sedona AZ almost 20 years . I seek to make my ceramics light in both texture and form. From my travels around the world, I find there are always mask makers, and I am one of them.

My Calligraphy has evolved over twenty years of being a teacher and a professional Calligrapher. Lately, I have been playing with mixed media and collage, and see the shapes and textures as relevant as the written message.”

V. Norton

Sedona, AZ

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