From February - June 2019, I was 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. (Click here if you'd like to see the show)
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.