Yvon Dockter states, “I’ve learned that I’m a “Materials Freak”…I always search for different materials to work with, and to combine with one another. I’ve recently been working with metal and enjoy combining metal with ceramic. It especially pleases me to reclaim “found metal”. I also enjoy gathering indigenous materials in order to create strong clay bodies and striking & unusual glaze effects in my ceramic work. Some of my sculptural work has a “primitive” flavor. I also enjoy the balance of producing unique functional ceramic ware. I’ve only been using metal for less than two years – I’ve been playing with clay for over 24 years.