Joy & Patience
No material is more humbling than clay. This body of work celebrates life, connection, and tenderness through ceramic explorations that integrate human, flora, and fauna forms into a newly evolving clay hand-building practice. Craftsmanship and patience gained from working on tedious, temporary pieces have led me to a renewed interest in clay as a material.
experimenting with different glaze firings for metallic and smoke effects
cute, venomous primate
Loris overlooking city below
Loris posterior shot
nocturnal primate known to be a monophasic sleeper, like humans
Sequoia Tree Sister Groves
Sister Groves series was inspired by my travels to meet the the Sequoia Redwood trees in Northern California in June 2021. They live in harmony and community with each other, ensuring survival through their dependency on each other.
A sequoia can live up to 3,000 years. Over the last two years, this endangered population has been under threat from climate change induced wildfires. Each grove in the triptych is unique, much like the relationships we have with our sisters (and brothers).