"Inspired by nature", Rodney's pieces are forms and scenes taken from experiences as a scuba diver and traveler. Each piece tells a story.
As a metal artist, Rodney is familiar with oxy-acetylene welding and plasma cutters and uses them to create living scenes out of steel. The medium has limitations and strengths. Seeking a more 'hands on" medium, Rodney took classes at The Potter's Studio and fell in love with the richness of the results.
As a ceramic artist, he enjoys experimenting with the diverse capabilities of the medium, often with "disastrous" results. "At each stage of the process, you have to take chances with the piece. Sometimes the piece is a success, sometimes not. You won't grow unless you try different things", says Rodney
The "tools of the trade" are a particular fascination for Rodney. He creates tools for himself and studio members. He has made a foam cutter, signature stamps, sgraffito devices and trim tools.
"The Potter's Studio is a place of solace with a pleasant dash of comradery. It is a place of experiential learning, where fellow artists share their successes and failures. It is a place to grow your skill and passion", says Rodney.