Artist Statement

Diversity, growth, and beauty of the natural world serve as the basis for the ceramic works I create.

As I create ceramic works, these ideas are portrayed through form, color, and decal images made from photographs I have captured from nature. Even when I approach the idea of function and design, I am thinking about nature and how the pottery I create can some how act as a link for us to connect us with plants and nature.

In my sculpture, forms unfold in a process of construction and deconstruction, where forms are assembled into blossoms, petals and leaves. The large scale of many of the pieces is intended to give the viewer a child-like sense of wonder about the natural world, as when noticing a flower for the first time. Though the creative genius of the natural world cannot be fully imitated, the flower forms pay tribute to nature’s creativity and innovation, inspiring the viewer to proceed on a similar path.