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.