I am intrigued by ceramics as a peripheral material. It’s a material that we contact daily through tableware, sparkplugs, microchips, and architecture. By association with the vessel, clay is part of nearly every creation story across the world. The ubiquitous, shared experience of clay is democratizing, but contributes to its peripheral role. The project of my work is a both a challenge and celebration of ceramic materials and their associated vessel context.
I work constructively, aware that each decision in the making process is a refinement of the questions that I’m asking. I’m not particularly interested in the most resolved sculptural solutions. It’s about producing many iterations and taking notice of the outliers; the marginal solutions that change how I relate to the forms. Often, I’m aiming to make clay do the things that we think it shouldn’t. The creative flexibility from considering ceramics in these ulterior situations acts as a catalyst, further encouraging curiosity about everyday materials and objects.