Artist Statement The truth will make you laugh. Humor lightens my mood. Sometimes laughter is the best medicine. My work dissects the vessel and re-animates its constituent parts. Vestiges of functional pottery are free to perform as comic objects frozen in acrobatic recombination. The vessel’s proper anatomy is let loose and its constituent parts slip along viscous saturations of colored glaze. My interest in the transmutation of materials propels my adventure with alchemy. I am drawn to the theatrical. Drama invites exciting, emotional, and unexpected circumstances. This work displays excessive behavior. I integrate the pedestal as a stage. My objects sit and perform. Display animates this theater. Elevated tension, delicate balance, and hyperbole are tools I use to activate the work. My objects entertain and charm as they dance with light and shadow. They flirt with gravity in curious ways.                                                                           Precariously                                                                                       stacked                                                                         forms display                                                                              gyroscopic tendencies                                                                         and reveal a                                                               heightened awareness                                                                      and a sense of                                                                                   wonder.   Lush, generous surfaces seductively stimulate the senses. Handles bounce and coil like Slinkies and thin-walled cylinders deform into pyroclastic flows that emulate a fold in my stomach. Thick slices of juicy orange glaze operate as household sponges. Hearty yellow drips melt like Velveeta cheese. Luminous purples, pinks and greens, resemble Laffy Taffy. I search for the extension of my experience. Through a durational engagement, I seduce us into thinking we have discovered something new. I poke and prod the vessel. I am uncomfortable. In distorting the familiar, I challenge and question how to make vessels. The adaptation and reconfiguration of the vessel in my current practice happens through the “ringing out” of materials and processes, vessel form, history, and convention to extract something fresh.   

Artist Statement

The truth will make you laugh. Humor lightens my mood.

Sometimes laughter is the best medicine.

My work dissects the vessel and re-animates its constituent parts. Vestiges of functional pottery are free to perform as comic objects frozen in acrobatic recombination. The vessel’s proper anatomy is let loose and its constituent parts slip along viscous saturations of colored glaze.

My interest in the transmutation of materials propels my adventure with alchemy. I am drawn to the theatrical. Drama invites exciting, emotional, and unexpected circumstances. This work displays excessive behavior.

I integrate the pedestal as a stage. My objects sit and perform. Display animates this theater. Elevated tension, delicate balance, and hyperbole are tools I use to activate the work. My objects entertain and charm as they dance with light and shadow. They flirt with gravity in curious ways.

                                                                          Precariously

                                                                                      stacked

                                                                        forms display

                                                                             gyroscopic tendencies

                                                                        and reveal a

                                                              heightened awareness

                                                                     and a sense of 

                                                                                 wonder.

 

Lush, generous surfaces seductively stimulate the senses. Handles bounce and coil like Slinkies and thin-walled cylinders deform into pyroclastic flows that emulate a fold in my stomach.

Thick slices of juicy orange glaze operate as household sponges. Hearty yellow drips melt like Velveeta cheese. Luminous purples, pinks and greens, resemble Laffy Taffy.

I search for the extension of my experience. Through a durational engagement, I seduce us into thinking we have discovered something new. I poke and prod the vessel. I am uncomfortable.

In distorting the familiar, I challenge and question how to make vessels. The adaptation and reconfiguration of the vessel in my current practice happens through the “ringing out” of materials and processes, vessel form, history, and convention to extract something fresh.