The ceramic process is a living event; a long moment that relies on time and matter. My work places focus on the emotional relationships formed in the process of making and the marks left behind, which become for me conversations between my own human body and the earth that supports all of humanity. While globally historic, the ceramic process is also specific to each unique context. This conversation between the universal and the particular is always alive in my work. While the earth has sustained human activity for generations, it is in danger as never before, making it necessary to engage earthen material carefully.
Our treatment of any material has direct implications for our treatment of one another in the web of society. Thus, much of my work seeks to carry material engagement from the traditional studio and gallery into the public arena. Because the body is critical in making, I often place my body into the work, inviting unexpected but vital meetings between earthen matter and human matters. Through performance and social engagement, I aim to orient my work around its making, movements, emotions, and the connections it evokes with ongoing human life.