Working with clay calms my soul, letting it sing and dance as it is released in forms otherwise unexpressed.
I enjoy the earthiness of clay, getting dirty to transform something crude and natural into something strong, elegant and even useful. I am able to express myself through controlled, strong vessels and their unblemished canvases, making them my own through embellishments and flare. Inspired by Art Nouveau, I find pleasure in creating classic, simple and smooth forms that harmonize with moving, free-flowing lines of slip trailing and intricate carvings. Allocating space, finding balance and unity in a piece brings out an inner beat that makes me dance.
My work gives me a sense of power and accomplishment as I convert drawings, daydreams and visions into reality. I enjoy striving for perfection in my vessels, yet relish the subtle differences, inconsistencies and variations a handmade piece brings. I try to let intuition take control and incorporate coincidences and the unexpected in an attempt to let each individual piece vocalize its full potential.
Inspired by the idea that art can and should be a part of our everyday lives, I create both decorative and functional works. Each piece has its own end purpose, and I strive in every piece to let that inner song--and my own--out into the world.