Walking into my studio and smelling the distinct odor of damp earth, dust and dog is an unusual catharsis to stimulate creative energy but atypical combinations can lead to surprising results. When making ceramics, I indulge in experimenting with a number of unconventional tools and diverse practices to conceive my work.
I consider myself an artist and clay is my medium of expression. My work is the result of years of ongoing experimentation. Whether it is using flat cellulous sponges to make soft moulds for porcelain slip for Spongeware or expanding glaze to make the Foam series, I embrace the haphazard and uncontrollable effects that unfold from using divergent techniques. For me, the creative process is just as important as the final result. I want people to be surprised and curious when they look at my work and realize they are made from clay.