Year of Creation: 2004
Glaze: Wood fired, natural ash glaze
Clay Body: Stoneware
Dimensions: Height 9 inches, Width 3 inches
Artist's Statement: Despite the fact that my artistic roots stem from a sculptural background, my current work revolves around the making of functional pottery. I find the challenge of working within a functional context to be engaging and spirited one. While having concrete parameters in which to work, I also have an infinite number of possibilities for the creating pieces that are both inventive and expressive.
The fundamental components of volume, proportion and surface are paramount to my work. I concentrate on contours and subtle gestures. I want my pieces to exude a quiet yet passionate energy. As I work, I am fascinated by my interaction with the material. I am drawn to the variations of form that are created by a slight touch or a stronger one. I strive to surfaces that compliment or enhance the forms beneath them.
My color palette and surface textures are dictated by the forms that I choose to make. As I pursue a specific idea or concept, these elements fall into place to bring together a more complete fruition of my work.
My forms stem from a somewhat manneristic sensibility. I sometimes use exaggerated components to expose a specific point or condition. While being inspired by the human form, I approach this from a cover perspective. I do not wish for my work to be overstated or obvious in its origins. I use the forms I create to explore how I define, among others, conditions of beauty, sensuality, sexuality, voluptuousness and playfulness. As I continue to define and re-define what these things mean to me, so to does my work evolve to take on new meaning.
believe that the interaction between user and pot should be tactile and sensuous
perhaps even a sensual experience. My aim is to create pots that seduce people
into using them.
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