Artist Statement

The Maker's Life

 

My work attempts to explore the connections between people and their  environment, serving both a utilitarian purpose and as an aesthetic  means to open everyone to the beauty of their environment. I want to  explore individual connection to home and nature by creating vessels and  drawing images that evoke an emotional response and also explore how  public art invites people to deepen their connection to one another and  to their sense of place and home.



My work has multiple directions: functional ceramics, print making,  tote bags, and photography. For the last ten years my primary work has  been that of a studio artist. I use imperfections in form as evidence of  human vulnerability to awaken the user to the imperfect perfection in  everyday domestic existence. The drawings heighten the connection of the  user to the vessel.