birdhouses evolved as I attempted to make clay look
as little like clay as possible. Each one is hand built
using slabs, slip cast, press molded and occasionally
extruded clay. Birdhouses have given me the freedom
to craft a marketable product while exploring the use
of molds of carved birds as well as found objects which
are molded in plaster. The englobe finish is fired on
like a glaze, making the finish both decorative and
functional. His ornaments are derived from the birdhouses."
Toby was a PCA 2003 Featured Artist.