My work revolves around the familiarity that is inherent in handmade vessels. I attempt to generate an intimate relationship of use by reaching out to others in the form of a handmade cup, bowl or jar. While the bowl holds nourishment, the jar keeps and protects, and the cup communes with the mouth, I use the implications of these objects to generate sociability and signal identity. For me, handmade objects act as a means of communicating to the user through form, function, surface and relationship. The objects aim to affirm that the value of their experience and the object go hand in hand.
The designs and patterns decorate my pottery to affect and alter the reality of the viewers daily experiences. While the surfaces portray playful narratives and patterns, raised glaze texture offers small haptic discoveries and draw the user in for a closer look.