From February - June 2019, I had the opportunity to be an artist-in-residence at the Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry, India. During these 5-months at GBP I was able to investigate new techniques and approaches to working with clay, such as building large jars, and making conceptual wall sculpture. I experimented with local materials like the ash of the Casuarina tree, the local terracotta, and various other Indian raw materials. I produced a large body of work and fired it in 3 anagama, and one small downdraft, wood-fired kiln called, "UPMA".
I grew as a professional, as well as a human being. I shared my experience as a young ceramic artist with even younger ones. I made connections and relationships that will last a lifetime. I finished my residency with a solo exhibition entitled, Foreign Soil.
To put it simply, my time spent at GBP was incredibly special to me. Not only because of what I was able to do pertaining to clay, but the experiences and people which surrounded it all. I'm so grateful for all of you, and our time together.