"My work is white clay stoneware which is fired at a very high temperature. I paint with underglazes. The clay is my canvas and the surfaces never fade."
Washburn paints from plein air sketches of Provincetown scenes. Building gables, cupolas, birds in flight and the daily catch. She finds life and rhythm in angles and vibrant color.
"In the studio, I create bas reliefs, a 3-dimensional application. When light passes over the surfaces, shadows form naturally. Clay work is never perfect. Lots can happen that you would never expect, good and bad. What survives is both true and naive."