I am a ceramic artist. I strive to make pieces that are beautiful to look at and delightful to use. I also like to make playful pieces that bring a smile. I have always been interested in the arts, but ceramics have become my canvas as an artist. I love the feeling of taking a piece of clay and transforming it into something beautiful and functional.
I love when I watch people spend time looking at my pieces, searching for a piece that speaks to them. They pick it up, touch it, and try and imagine it in their life. That gives me pleasure. I watch them consider whether it fits in their life, for themselves or as a gift, and I am satisfied…even if they don’t take it home.
I love making vessels, bowls, carafes, cups. They can be practical and functional or decorative. They are optimist, full of promise, whether empty or full. I love making enclosed forms that can be shaped and altered to suit my design. I focus on the design, the form, the volume, the surface in all my pieces. Texture and colour are also important to me. I choose my palette based on the seasons, choosing light, bright colours for the warmer seasons, and darker, warmer colours for winter. I am influenced by Asian ceramics, by simple mid-century styles, by clean contemporary styles and by all the pottery that has come before. As Oscar Wilde said “Imitation is the Sincerest form of flattery…”