Hi, I’m Cheryl.
I work as a ceramic sculptor concentrating on the figure, but my real love is expression. Pulling out hidden emotions that can’t be hidden by body language and facial expression. The range of emotions that people show is amazing to me. Sometimes they hide and sometimes they are very apparent, and sometimes these emotions are let out as something else. Fear may be hidden by many things—aggression or arrogance, withdrawal, or something else unnamed—we humans are such complex creatures!
Since I had been working with emotions, I met with two therapists who worked in the building and they thought it would be beneficial for some of their clients to come down to do some work. Clay has this magical property that much like coloring that is so popular, relaxing people and allowing them to talk.
I also teach classes to those who want to find out what working in clay is all about.