As several deadlines loom, I decided committing to an artist statement is necessary.
Here's what i have to say:
In my artistic practice, making and contemplation are one. Each work is a negotiation between intention, material skill and a personal romantic ideal. I find the inherent nuance of utilitarian objects particularly compelling. Working within the pottery discipline provides rich conceptual ground to explore ornament, ritual & generosity. My process includes a variety of construction techniques that inspire invention & intuition. By actively responding to individual pieces as they develop I hope to engender each with warmth. Through continued improvisation and care I articulate delicate formal relationships that celebrate a communion between poetics & utility.