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I create thrown and slab-built stoneware that is grounded on my formal training in Architectural Engineering. Elements of buildings and the materials used to create them continue to fascinate me. My interest in this is continually renewed as I explore the ways in which clay can imitate some of these rich, tactile surfaces. Applying the basic principles of engineering to a medium as malleable as clay is a constant challenge and one that has kept my interest for over 12 years.
My most recent work has used drawings and photographs to create intricate images. Several of my pieces draw influence from a recent trip to Japan, where I fell in love with the traditional minimalist architecture. The surface of each piece is embellished with architectural details, images and found hardware, duplicated from plaster press molds. The clay is glazed with commercial glazes and washes to bring out the surface texture.

  • Female
  • Born on November 26
  • Joined September 9, 2009

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ceramics, stoneware

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About

I create thrown and slab-built stoneware that is grounded on my formal training in Architectural Engineering. Elements of buildings and the materials used to create them continue to fascinate me. My interest in this is continually renewed as I explore the ways in which clay can imitate some of these rich, tactile surfaces. Applying the basic principles of engineering to a medium as malleable as clay is a constant challenge and one that has kept my interest for over 12 years.
My most recent work has used drawings and photographs to create intricate images. Several of my pieces draw influence from a recent trip to Japan, where I fell in love with the traditional minimalist architecture. The surface of each piece is embellished with architectural details, images and found hardware, duplicated from plaster press molds. The clay is glazed with commercial glazes and washes to bring out the surface texture.

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