I consider my work as research, an attempt to understand the materials / processes I create with. I see a potential in each condition, a space for manipulation in both conventional / unconventional approaches. Taking this approach redefines what I know already possible about ceramic conditions, allowing me to discover new interactions within my work. Tactility, functional perception, surface expression, and non-hierarchy of objects are main threads of thought that continually revolve around my practice.
The finished state of my work attempts to echo an experiential moment I fixated on during the research, whether that be a simple gesture or the process itself. I see the work to exist in a space of clarity, where the subtly / reservation allows for the objects to live without distraction and speak from themselves. I value an “honest” material approach, allowing them to be present in way that is not concealed.