Ceramics: Memory, mold, paddle, melt, shape, – these words describe processes involved in working with clay. These words alternate between functional (mold, shape) and magical (memory, melt). In the same way, I blend functionality with allegory. By combining an everyday domestic object (tea pot, lamp, cookie jar) with a timeless fable or story, I get to invite conversation. Do you see how it pays to be slow and steady (Tortoise and Hare Lamp)? Or how the night sky can be navigated through the whimsy of the Zodiac (Two-Headed Taurus Lamp)? The functionality of the final product contributes to its intrigue as a work of art, and the story is transformed into a physical piece that can be shared, discussed over tea, a candle, a bedtime conversation.
Furniture I like having home and artwork connect, so that imagination and creativity are a constant presence in daily life. How about a Giraffe family nap or snuggling on a cat couch? The Dragon defends home the goat is a welcoming pet…. The placement and functionality of the final product contributes to its intrigue as a piece of art. It is my hope to raise the conversation including ones with inanimate objects. making rituals and routines of home, and the upkeep and maintenance of a household fun.