Artist Statement

My studio practice is driven by a lifelong fascination of the natural sciences, coupled with a love of creating functional ware that elevates day-to-day experiences. I enjoy making objects that find beauty in simplicity and natural imperfections, while also engineering them to perform their function with the user’s comfort in mind. My work utilizes crystalline glazes and a variety of clay bodies and natural materials to achieve refined surfaces playing off of rough-hewn textures. Each element produces unique results — sometimes in tension with one another — but as a whole operating together in harmony. Complete control is never achieved, but situations can be set up to mimic naturally occurring processes and coax certain results to transpire. This way of working embraces an openness to unforeseen outcomes; often producing new questions and new ideas to build upon.