Dee Shirley

6" x 4.5"

When I'm creating, whether it be ceramics, painting, drawing or photography I am working through more than just composition, form and color. I am processing, growing and finding my way through the fog. Art has always been my escape, a safe place for me to hand over all of my energy and transform it into a piece of work that can be enjoyed by others. For me, the entire process of creating is mentally, emotionally and physically therapeutic. When I am throwing at the wheel the world falls away and I am left with just the clay. This is the opportunity for me to safely unload all of my baggage and transform it into something beautiful and functional. A chance to connect with the viewer and share a moment. Hours at the easel is the same. Art has always allowed me a voice when I otherwise didn't have one.