My work in ceramics began in 2004, and evolved out of a lifelong interest in design and form, combined with a passion for the natural world. Before discovering the possibilities of clay, my primary means of artistic expression were classical piano, drawing, and painting – all things I have done to one degree or another my entire life. And while coming later to ceramics than to other media, it has served to anchor me artistically and focus my attention in a way that nothing else ever has.
I am interested in the marriage of form and surface design – I work in porcelain, and aim with each thrown piece not only to create something organic and balanced, but also to provide a strong canvas on which to place my painted designs. My primary influences include the design of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, as well as the Native American art of the northwest.