Artist Statement

I make pottery that brings elegance, sophistication, and merriment to the everyday. I have a diverse range of influences, and seek to marry the splendor of past eras with a modern desire for beauty and utility.

My influences for these Victorian modern porcelain vessels range from 18th century silver service pieces to couture clothing and from Art Nouveau illustrations to cake fondant. Such diversity combined with my own personality as a maker culminates into a unique style.

Graceful forms, refined patterns, and lively colors convey a design that is robust as well as elegant and joyful. Within the parameters of the ceramic vessel, I am interested in investigating line, form, and detail, coaxing a soft material that becomes hard to look soft again.

Click here to read the “Lovely Intangibles” article I wrote for the NCECA Journal, Volume 34 as one of the demonstrating artists for the 2013 conference in Houston with my thoughts on function and ornamentation.