Lobstah Boat
Three Dories

A R T I S T   S T A T E M E N T

My most important accomplishments have been in the last 5 years. My epiphany occurred when I was asked to make an olive tray for a local gift shop. Not seeing it as much of a challenge, I procrastinated until their third request. I returned to my studio and reluctantly rolled out a small thin slab of clay, folded it into a simple tray, and joined the ends. I stared at it in dismay and disgust at this waste of my awesome talent. I held the pod in my hands then the AH-HA moment occurred. The clay spoke, and in a meek shy voice it said, “I want to be a boat”. Ever since that moment, I am a devoted (clay) boat builder. I have since been told that my boats have sailed the continent." - David Riley Peterson