My work is inspired, by my social environment and my desire to explore clay with symbolic meaning. I usually work for one year or more on a particular series. My sculptures often take the form of 'Face-to-Face' portraits or treat accumulation through 'Stacking & Piling'. In the latter, I question the value of everyday objects and the symbolic appropriation that we lend to those objects. ‘Ceramic-ing’, is my research in clay through pottery; functional or not. Here, I develop shape, color and technique, to express beauty and emotion through simpler forms.

As far as the material is concerned, I am fascinated by the clays complexity, it’s transformation from liquid to solid, raw to fired, dirty to clean, rough to glossy, banal to sublime.  The freedom in form and expression, the glaze painting and the multiple firings intrigue me constantly. All series research the concept of commemoration and the passage of time.


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My work is inspired, by my social environment and my desire to explore clay with symbolic meaning. I usually work for one year or more on a particular series. My sculptures often take the form of 'Face-to-Face' portraits or treat accumulation through 'Stacking & Piling'. In the latter, I question the value of everyday objects and the symbolic appropriation that we lend to those objects. ‘Ceramic-ing’, is my research in clay through pottery; functional or not. Here, I develop shape, color and technique, to express beauty and emotion through simpler forms.

As far as the material is concerned, I am fascinated by the clays complexity, it’s transformation from liquid to solid, raw to fired, dirty to clean, rough to glossy, banal to sublime.  The freedom in form and expression, the glaze painting and the multiple firings intrigue me constantly. All series research the concept of commemoration and the passage of time.


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