Saturday, July 26, 2008

I am pretty eclectic when it comes to creating. I usually go out to the studio without a concrete plan and begin creating. Sometimes I don’t have that luxury (like when I am working on something custom which I find very stressful but that is a whole different post) so for the most part I work very intuitively- the actual pieces are my sketches.
That is not to say I don’t have copious sketchbooks full of thoughts & ideas- but those are mainly to help my overloaded brain remember an idea (as I age, I realize my brain is kind of like a sieve and I need a little prompt now and then to recall something I want to try).

Friday, July 25, 2008

About my work...

I create porcelain objects often incorporating highly embellished surfaces.
My pieces are hand built using slab construction techniques. I use a variety of texture making tools, ceramics pigments and translucent glazes. I fire in an oxidation atmosphere to cone 6.
I am inspired by nature, fabric/textiles, graphic design and architecture. Each piece is a representation of my interest in exploring the elements of line, color, pattern and detail. I often work on an intimate scale meant to entice the viewer both physically and visually. Most of my pieces are one-of-a-kind.
My genuine enjoyment of the medium is evident by the playful nature of my work but I also strive to convey refinement and meticulous craftsmanship in each piece.