I am making pottery to be admire
By referencing conventions of form and decoration from across cultures, as well as thinking about my work's place in contemporary American society, I hope to create a fusion of ideas and a sense of unity that enlightens the user to alternate ways of thinking and living. Currently, I have been using sumi brushes to paint expressive and energetic designs inspired by Hindu, Islamic, and Buddhist architecture, paintings, and textiles. My forms often take root in colonial American, English, Korean, and Japanese pottery.
By firing my pots in wood kilns, they are intrinsically tied to the place that they were made. The wood used to fire will have come from local sources. The ashes used to glaze the pots will have come from that same local wood.
The end result is a pot that has influence from across the globe, yet can still only be directly tied to its place of creation.
The more I am able to travel and experience new places, ideas, and walks of life, the more I am able to translate it into my work and continue to broaden this unifying practice.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. I wouldn't be able to do this without all of you. Your support is so warmly appreciated.