My work deals with three major components; complexities of function, the necessity for it, and surface modulation. The act of containing objects has always intrigued me due to the inherent significance, whether cognitive or not, that is placed upon a vessel to contain and or protect material goods of life. This has been a main vehicle for my art work; the co-evolution of human life and containment. With this in mind formal concepts are dictated by contemporary design and ergonomic needs.
The work is based around function and the kitchen, predominantly, the distribution or containment of sustenance. Surface modulation on the work is an exploration of line, color, and pattern as well as the integration of those elements on ceramic form. Physical interaction is of great importance to me; consequently the lids, “feet”, “lips”, and handles of pieces play a critical role within the work to be visually enticing and tactilely engaging.