Through ceramics I attempt to create a sense of what is physically familiar to me. The organic qualities of a form – its curves and articulations, the proximity of its parts to one another, and of forms to each other – allow me to examine relationships.   I try to turn fleeting emotions into permanent notations of experience.  The elements that exist along side our bodies – the architecture we occupy, the landscapes we become a part of, the people we encounter – have the potential to shape our very being.  I observe how people relate to one another or other things, how we control personal space around us, gravitate toward, and encounter other objects.  I am interested in how we reveal such experiences through body language – by the way we might fall into each other, or recoil at the very thought. 

 cave enclave, ceramic, 2015

cave enclave, ceramic, 2015

 cave enclave (detail) 

cave enclave (detail) 

 cool blush bruise, ceramic, 2015

cool blush bruise, ceramic, 2015

 cool blush bruise (detail) 

cool blush bruise (detail) 

 under/over 1, ceramic, 2014

under/over 1, ceramic, 2014

 unending in, ceramic, 2015

unending in, ceramic, 2015

 going out and going in again: blue, ceramic, 2015

going out and going in again: blue, ceramic, 2015