Artist Statement

My ceramic sculptures are created through an intuitive and meditative process of pinching and coiling clay. The finished forms, whether soft undulating mounds or pinched slabs attached to open structures, are painted with vivid colors and patterns that either punctuate or distract from their form. Prior to my artistic career in ceramics, I spent over a decade working in the fashion industry. The work I make now, continues to reflect my interest in the body and the communication of ideas surrounding identity and culture.

 For the past few years, I’ve been expanding on a series of botanical sculptures. The development of this body of work has been an exploration that makes visible, my perception of the natural world. It has been an effective means to merge my interests in decoration and utility, sculpture and painting.