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 everyday experiences. I enjoy making objects that borrow from the Japanese sensibility of finding beauty in simplicity and natural imperfections, as well as in engineering pieces that perform their function with the user’s comfort in mind. My work utilizes crystalline glazes, porcelain, stoneware, and locally mined materials, among others; each contributing 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; always moving forward with new questions and new ideas, building upon previous experiences while also exploring the unknown.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts Cum Laude, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University - 2010

 

Experience

Studio Assistant - Ani Kasten, Mount Rainier, MD 2011 - Present

Part-time Studio Assistant - Lindsay Pichaske, Annapolis, MD 2013-2015 Intermittent

Glaze Technician - Christopher Spitzmiller, Inc., New York, NY 2010-2011

Studio Assistant - Cellar Door Stained Glass, Baiting Hollow, NY 2007-2009

 

Selected Exhibitions

Charlotte Contemporary Charlotte, NC 2016

Cup: The Intimate Object XII Charlie Cummings Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC 2016

AKAR Yunomi Invitational Akar Design, Iowa City, IA 2016

Small Favors XI The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA 2016

American Craft Council Baltimore Show Baltimore, MD 2016

The American Fine Craft Show: Washington Washington, D.C. 2015

Cup: The Intimate Object XI Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL 2015

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival Reston, VA 2015

AKAR Yunomi Invitational Akar Design, Iowa City, IA 2015

Small Favors IX The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA 2014

Small Favors VII Invitational The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA - 2012

Profile 2010: The School of Art & Design at Alfred University The Gem Hotel, Chelsea, NY - 2010