My ceramic pieces are made out of a range of varying clay bodies and processes, and while my background is predominately in wheel thrown functional pottery, I have found myself to be in a space of exploration.
My work explores many avenues such as wheel thrown, hand built, or slip cast, yet my mode for creating is determined by what avenue can best express my emotion, function, or idea. I love the challenge of taking functional ware and making it… unexpected. I particularly enjoy making items that are going to be in people’s lives- displayed and used rather than put away and forgotten.
Series of 5 Vases: an exploration into negative space
I began by thinking about the concept of space and that in order to have a lack of space there must be something defining what the space should entail. As such, my idea for creating a boundary and then using the area inside to construct the negative space began to form. I wanted to create something that not only solved the problem but also had a functional aspect. As a result, the final product is a series of flower vases that in and of themselves hold the negative space as part of their functional form. Each vase has been wheel thrown and measures approximately 14 inches in height and width.
Wheel thrown functional teapot. 10 inches tall by 7 inches wide.
Hand built functional teapot. 6 inches tall by 8 inches wide.