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I enjoy making functional forms because the end result is both aesthetically pleasing and something that is interacted with on a personal level. After throwing the pieces on the potter’s wheel, I manipulate the form to accentuate the use and heighten the experience for the user both visually and physically. I then use imagery inspired from nature and the Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta to further emphasize the surface of the form.

The intent of my work is to reflect on a time when families and friends stepped away from the day to day and enjoyed each other’s company. Today, picnics, dinners, and tea have been replaced with TV dinners, drive through windows, and energy drinks. My art celebrates an era when these functional pieces brought families together and teatime was more important than TV.