"Some of my earliest memories of making pots are of the deep concern and excitement about the pots I had yet to make. I really struggled with things, like throwing a spout, or pulling a volumetric handle, so, my remedy to the frustration was to abandon that way of making, and to learn to make them in other ways. "Read More
"About two years ago I started making pendant lights for both a wholesale and retail market. They are based on my love of color field painting, and are made using stained, low fire porcelain. I like making them, and they are unique- two necessities in my sticking with a form for more than a year. "Read More
"In an update to a previous piece I wrote about slip cast slabs:
Here are some images of completed pieces using the slip cast slabs."
"The squeezing and stretching of clay has always had a profound impact on me. I hope you enjoy this two minute time-lapse video of me throwing a bowl from three different views."Read More
"Where I am going with my surface decisions:
I am searching for a surface that shows process. I want the stoney matt glazes I use on the main surfaces to feel like a skin- integral to the form, rather than an applied shell."
"My work exists in two categories. One is what I call Function, which is the utilitarian work. The other is Dysfunction, which is a series of vessels not bound by any pragmatic function. While each is informed by the other and they overlap from time to time, the two series remain separated by basically one directive; the Function series needs to be durable enough to go in to a dishwasher. Working this way has always been part of my studio practice, as the Function series pays the bills, and the Dysfunction series keeps me from being suicidal."Read More