Functional Pottery
Sculptural Ceramics

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When wet, clay is malleable and can be formed in endless ways. For this reason, I love clay . During the throwing process I fold delicate thin edges to discover new forms. The wide variety of folds that I discover are then applied to functional forms that express simplicity, freshness, strength, and fluidity. To complete the work, I use a crawl glaze and the exposed clay to achieve richness.


Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, Ceramics 1995
Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Penland, North Carolina 1993
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
        B.S. Mechanical Engineering 1984


Dimitri Hadzi, Studio Manager, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2003
Mudflat, Instructor, Somerville, Massachusetts 2003
Truro Center for the Arts, Clay Studio Manager, Truro, Massachusetts, 2000
Parsons School of Design, Residency, Dominican Republic 1997
Florida Power and Light, Design Engineer, Miami, Florida, 1993
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Drafter, Boston, Massachusetts 1988


Parris Works: Pottery
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