I am a ceramic artist with roots buried deep in ceramic tradition, pots. Although I have a deep reverence for the functional language of clay, my work continues to find it’s way into the world of sculpture. More times than not, function in a technical sense is being superceded by form. However, my love for the vessel does remain as a primary orientation for the work. Drawing from a range of influences, I explore form, scale, surface and context in what I believe to be sensual pieces that invite physical touch, evoking analogy to the human body and other organic forms.
Contextually, I have always given considerable thought to how these forms might be placed in a garden or as visual markers to offset a landscape. More recently, I have been contemplating a more architectural approach in making work specifically for the wall. In both instances, the forms present possibilities for both indoor and outdoor space.