I find myself through letting go of expectations when producing my work due to the destructive processes I use. To lose myself in my ceramic explorations and in that finding the beauty in a successfully finished piece defines my heart as an artist.
Most of my pieces take inspiration from ancient Japanese vessels while keeping a focus on the environment and different natural colors. I am fascinated by the deep browns contrasted by vibrant greens achieved in the salt firing process. The emotion I put in to my work in terms of glaze techniques is meant to draw a sense of the natural world. I have always been drawn to artist who’s work looks more at home placed in nature than a gallery. I love having my work be so closely tied to the firing process.