The relationship of works grouped together in series deserves some explanation. For my work a series simply implies that the pieces grouped together have one or more essential elements in common. The Creature Series, for example, groups all manner of creatures together. The Dream Series comprises sculptures that were inspired from dreams. There is some crossover and blending. Tighter groupings are designated by addition of numbers, such as Monkey Man I and Monkey Man II.
The Strata Series
This series groups vessel-oriented sculptures that evoke a sense of time, geology, and erosion. I use a variety of techniques to produce erosion and age-like effects before any oxides or glazes are applied. There a number of these forms represented on the Traditional Gallerly page.
The Tri-rise Series
The Tri-rise series name evolved from my intent at one time to make three sided vessels that looked like sky scrapers. Such never really materialized. I used the Tri-rise name for all the derivative three-footed vases that have evolved from that original idea. There are a few examples on the Traditional Gallerly page.
The numbers in series like Tri-rise or Tri-laver represent descendant or child pieces derived from an original idea. I do not use numbering within a series to indicate close similarities in appearance. Series themselves can give birth to related series. For example, the TR-VIII series is a subset of the Tri-rise series. It contains a large variety of vessels numbered TR-VIII 1, TR VIII 2, etc. As it turns out, a lot of the Tri-rise pieces have spawned children. If I get to a place where I am doing something like an edition the numbering will look something like, TR-VIII 1 1/21, 2/21, etc. Duplication of work, however tempting profits-wise, seems unlikely in the materials I choose to work with currently.