Ceramic Artist living and working in Eugene, Oregon.
I explore the values implicit in objects encountered through everyday use. I investigate the role of ceramic objects as vessels of memory; of touch and labor; of time and energy. I discover unexpected interactions revealed in disparate materials, contrary textures, and incompatible forms. By counterpoising tactility and fragility, anxiety and absurdity, I create objects which invite use and exploration, and react to contemporary dialogues of commoditized identity in object, form, and gesture.
POPJCTs are my most recent body of work and investigate materiality in objects and identity. From disparate materials, contrary textures, and incompatible forms, POPJCTs are intended to manifest harmonious but revealing interactions. These interactions are of the individual with culture, and evoke the ephemerality, disposability, function, utility, value, and experiential worth found and lost in individuality, by the individual.