My work is based on the idea that the use of hand-made objects provides the user with a heightened awareness of the importance of our daily routines. Routines that involve eating and drinking take on new meaning and importance when an aesthetic object is made their carrier. Pottery is an active participant in people’s lives and at the same time serves to connect us to a larger cultural history. I see the vessels I make as containers of nourishment and of culture. They hold sustenance on both a physical and metaphorical level.
Underlying all of this is the idea that the material and the process of making are both prominent in my work. Ultimately, my hope is that my pots function as well in the hand as they do on the shelf.