I am intrigued by contrast, the play of dark against light, the pull of empty space against the inclination to fill it up, the placement of line and shape, texture.
I work primarily in clay, taking it beyond its traditional realm of function to create pieces that are a visual and tactile exploration of the material, embracing and pushing its limitations and perceived fragility. Its responsive nature and sensuality pull me in. I go to sleep each night thinking about what I will make the next morning; I wake up each day itching to get into the studio.
Several years ago, I began working almost exclusively in a palette of blacks and whites in an effort toward simplification and clarity of process and design. Lately, color has found its way back in as my work continues to evolve. I have learned that in the end, process is never simple and good work is always balanced and strong.