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“In studying ceramics and working in clay for more than 20 years, I have always been fascinated by the complex problem of integrating three essential elements of ceramic design: form, surface, and function. My forms are wheel-thrown, always with the use in mind considering weight, balance and how comfortable it is to hold. The surfaces are then treated as a blank canvas. With a background in painting, I like to spray my glazes to allow for soft transitions between colors. Then I often integrate stenciled graphics or layered brush marks. What I love about creating functional pieces of art is the vision of their usefulness: the idea of the viewer or user having a relationship with the piece that speaks to their love of food and drink whether pouring, serving, or sipping. While I am creating my work, I am very concerned with its function giving it a reason to not simply be hidden in a cabinet. At the same time, I wish to elevate the experience of everyday to something extraordinary.”

Studio number 22   




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