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My pots walk a thin line of being at times both sparse and embellished. Structurally the bodies of my pots are relatively straightforward. Yet knobs, handles, bobbles, and incised decoration tend towards bold, unconventional and at times a bit peculiar ornamentation.

Both my pots and my surface are rooted in the garden, my compost, mosaic, contemporary textile, design objects, ornamentation and hopefully the unpredictable. I am trying to find the perfect balance between too much and not enough, knowing that my inclination is to pile it on only to want to take it away. My work repeats my real life compulsion to binge and purge. My urge to collect, arrange, style, garnish, celebrate, and be over the top is cramped by an equally pervasive desire to boil things down, organize, codify, and to live simply and clutter free.

Lately I have become…

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  • Born on September 16
  • Joined October 1, 2007

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About

My pots walk a thin line of being at times both sparse and embellished. Structurally the bodies of my pots are relatively straightforward. Yet knobs, handles, bobbles, and incised decoration tend towards bold, unconventional and at times a bit peculiar ornamentation.

Both my pots and my surface are rooted in the garden, my compost, mosaic, contemporary textile, design objects, ornamentation and hopefully the unpredictable. I am trying to find the perfect balance between too much and not enough, knowing that my inclination is to pile it on only to want to take it away. My work repeats my real life compulsion to binge and purge. My urge to collect, arrange, style, garnish, celebrate, and be over the top is cramped by an equally pervasive desire to boil things down, organize, codify, and to live simply and clutter free.

Lately I have become interested in assertive acts of decorating: graffiti, children's stickering, tattoos and piercings. They seem unequivocal and self assured in there desire to adorn. The physical nature of these acts alone shows conviction. I like that confidence. I like to think that every time I decorate I am instigating a deliberate and significant act of “Making Special”. I decorate therefore I am.

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