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Roy Odom at work on a vessel

I simply have to work in clay! Making ceramic art nourishes my soul and gives flight to the images and ideas derived from nature and the world around me. When I was first "smitten" with clay I knew I had to make it a part of my life. I suppose we all come to the things that flesh out our destiny in diverse ways... I took a course in clay in college and have never been able to wash the clay from under my fingernails or out of my spirit. Studying with some wonderful potters like Joe Delwaide, Roger Tufts, Karmien Bowmen, Mike Grafe and watching the work of countless others, I have been inspired to pursue and push the boundaries of my creativity...always reaching for a higher level. Over the years I delved into clay as much as another career would allow but now have a full time studio here in Fort Worth and am finally able to do what I have always known I should do – coax from the earth and submit to the fire the forms that live in my mind.

 

About the work:

Cindi Wills is my wife and a wonderful artist in many kinds of media. The name of the business comes from the fact that we believe we are soulmates and the clay has to go through the fire to be created; thus the name, Soulflame. We hope you enjoy the diverse kinds of art you will see in both of our artistic offerings.