In my work I feel free of expectations, aiming to express a gaiety in movement and a fleshy tension in the surface. These elements allow the outer structure to reveal its intent of female spirituality producing a continuity of form and outline.
"I am intrigued that birth celebrates but wounds and death wounds but celebrates."
Excitement is my reward when viewing my finished work, for it has been a laborious task, much like a pregnancy. Intimacy has begun to evolve between me and the piece, followed by anguish of the unknown versus the known.
The Process Mia's pieces are individual works of art, hand-designed and crafted in a process that can take from several days to several weeks to complete. "After creating the form out of specially prepared clay slabs, I apply a thin coat of black glaze to the surface. I then carve my designs directly into the underlying clay body. Once the original etched drawing is complete, the piece undergoes a carefully executed firing process that produces the distinct finish that has become my signature."