I work as a ceramic artist and have my studio in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. I am married and our daughter is studying in Stellenbosch. After a 25 year career in financial accounting I am now enjoying this new season in my life: the happy rhythm of making pots and glazes, slowly perusing things and then sketching it out, kiln-firings and recyclings, being surprised and astonished, and then renewing it all by starting again but always differently, always understanding things a little clearer.
When I think about my work, be that my wheel thrown cylinders or hand shaped flower pots, even my sculptured teapot combines it is all about that unusual canvas they give to me. It connects so many dimensions for me from depth to height, infinite space to the eternal ring of time. Intuitively I know that I have everything under heaven to explore all things.
Increasingly Science is informing a worldview in a cosmological framework of an eternal rhythm that began by chance out of nothing rather than a world created with a purposed beginning and end. I long to see a world where all knowledge is informed by what can be measured by Science as well as what is known of God through our rational souls. That drives my yearning because complete knowledge makes transformation possible.
I am encouraged by the purposed plans of God for his children – that we should be holy and without blame before him in love : that we be His workmanship created anew in Christ, that we walk in the good works He has prepared for us, not only now but forever and always in our redeemed bodies when Christ returns.